Wind energy in Uruguay: Impsa?s first wind farm

Impsa, through its subsidiaries VENTI ENERGÍA SA and INNOVENT SA, has been awarded a wind power plant from a bid promoted by the Government of Uruguay through UTE (Administración Nacional de Usinas y Transmisiones Eléctricas). The development of the 50 MW Libertador I wind farm requires an investment of USD 121 million.

This is IMPSA’s first wind turbines in Uruguay, it is sited in the departments of Lavalleja and Maldonado, some 10 km from the city of Minas. Commencement of construction is expected to begin late this year and be ready to go into operation in around 18 months. It should be pointed out that more than 1800 direct and indirect jobs will be created during the construction stage.

The power generated by the wind farm will supply wind energy to more than 68,000 households in the region, which will result in a reduction of some 190,000 tons of CO2 emissions a year.

With this new undertaking and over 1,000 MW in other wind power projects, Impsa strengthens its position as Latin American leader in renewable energies and reiterates its commitment to industrial and wind energy development in Uruguay.

By José Santamarta,