Guañizuil IIA Solar Plant in Argentina in Commercial Operation
Equinor and Scatec announced that the 117 MW solar power plant in Argentina is now in commercial operation. The Guañizuil IIA plant is in the Province of San Juan in the northwest of Argentina. The plant is owned and operated 50% by Scatec and 50% by Equinor. It is expected to produce about 305 GWh annually, providing electricity to 80,000 households.
The Guañizuil IIA project is part of the Renewable Energy tender programmes (RenovAR) organised by the Argentine Government which resulted in more than 2.4 GW of new Renewable Energy capacity.
Partnering with Scatec, Equinor entered its first solar development project via the Apodi asset in Brazil, followed by the Guañizuil IIA in Argentina. In May 2021 Equinor acquired the Polish onshore renewables developer Wento, further strengthening the solar pipeline in selective growth markets.