Webinar: Renewables in Argentina, Trends, Expectations and Investment Perspectives


Contact: Jacqueline Sanchez

This webinar event is brought to you by the Institute of the Americas ETI Program

For years, outside of large-scale hydroelectric projects, Argentina saw limited activity in the renewable energy space. That began to change with a major policy development in the latter part of Cristina Kirchner’s second term. In October 2015, Law 27191, “Legal Regulations on National Promotion for the Use of Sources of Renewable Energy to Generate Electric Power” was successfully passed and enacted.

With the advent of the law and from late 2015 through 2019, Argentina experienced a significant increase in renewable energy development. In particular, the RenovAr program provided a boost for renewables in Argentina and what has been acknowledged as a period of unprecedented growth recognized nationally and internationally.

While the RenovAr program remains in place and the sector’s activities continue to be underway, the ongoing policy evolution derived from last year’s election and political transition, the macroeconomic context, and the current pandemic and its impacts to the local economy, have resulted in strains and unresolved uncertainties for renewables in Argentina.

Join us for a webinar with Jorge Barrigh, Chairman of the Board of the Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy (LAC-CORE). Barrigh will share his insights on the developments and outlook for renewable energy in Argentina, particularly as the country navigates the current economic and health care crises.

The webinar will be held Thursday, April 30 at 10:00am San Diego (12:00 pm Houston; 2:00 pm Buenos Aires; GMT/UTC – 8 hours). The webinar will include a live Q&A session with the audience.