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Uruguay’s Mujica opens 67MW wind farm

Uruguay’s Mujica opens 67MW wind farm

The 67.2MW Juan Pablo Terra wind farm was officially launched by the President José Mujica. Owned by state power utility UTE, the farm comprises 28 Nordex turbines, each with a capacity of 2.4MW.

The Terra farm will generate 283GWh/y, a government release said, equal to the average consumption of 100,000 Uruguayans.

For Uruguay to prosper, “it must have abundant energy in every corner,” Mujica said during Thursday’s ceremony.

The president also cited the importance of the GNL del Plata LNG terminal, scheduled to come online this year, for providing energy security during dry periods.

Hydroelectric plants and wind farms accounted for 83.6% and 9.8% of Uruguay’s power generation in December 2014, respectively.

Sources: Business News Americas

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