Uranium Mining Market in North America to 2020 - Higher Production Driven by New Projects, Improved Mining Methods and Price Increases
- Published: June 2012
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BMI View: Despite Argentina's efforts to increase the share of renewables in the country's electricity mix, we believe that it will fall short of its renewables target. Government policy aims to mobilise a renewables expansion and has introduced a Feed-in-Tariff programme to encourage investment.
However, funding insecurity remains a pertinent issue and is likely to hinder the industry significantly.
That said, we forecast some growth in the non-hydro renewables sector, driven by wind and biomass.
Non-hydropower renewables have been a focus of Argentina’s energy agenda since the implemented of Law 26, 190 in 2007, which states that 8% of electricity demand should be met by renewable generation by 2016. However, we believe that non-hydro renewables will contribute just over 2% to Argentina’s total electricity generation by 2016. This falls significantly short of the country's renewable targets.
However, this does not mean to say that the industry will have stagnated; in fact we forecast growth across many renewables segments, primarily wind.
Recent developments within the renewables industry include:
- The government initiated their first wind energy auction in early 2011, selling contracts to the energy firm Emgasud.
- Ivanissevich's Fides Group announced plans to invest US$298mn in the construction of a solar panel factory to supply its own solar PV project, which should be completed by 2016.
- Australian energy company Earth Heat Resources Limited has been granted a US$22.5mn private loan from Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura
(CIFI), to develop a geothermal project in Argentina.
- Argentina attracted US$743m in clean energy investment in 2010, placing it 16th among the G20 members. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
BMI View: 5
SWOT Analysis 6
Argentina Renewables SWOT 6
Industry Forecast Scenario 7
Table: Argentina Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts, 2010 - 2016 7
Table: Argentina Total Electricity Generation Long Term Forecasts, 2015 - 2021 8
Table: Argentina Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts, 2010 - 2016 10
Table: Argentina Electricity Generating Capacity Long Term Forecasts, 2015 - 2021 11
Renewables Projects Database 18
Table: Major Projects – Renewables 18
Sustainable Energy Policy and Infrastructure 19
Table: Renewable Feed-In Tariffs In 2009 20
Risk Reward Ratings 22
Argentina Renewable Risk/Reward Rating 22
Competitive Landscape 23
Glossary of Terms 25
Table: Glossary of Terms 25
Methodology and Sources 26
Industry Forecasts 26
Renewables Industry - Data Methodology 27
Generation Data 27
Electricity Generation Capacity Data 27
Power Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology 28
Table: Power Risk/Reward Indicators 30
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