YPF Luz invests more thanUS$260 million in the construction of a mega-station in General Levalle, south of the province.
YPF Luz will invest more than US$260 million in the construction of a new wind farm in Córdoba, the fourth in the country, which will have a power of 155 megawatts (MW) with which the company will reach more than 650 MW in renewable energies, it was officially announced on Friday.
The new wind farm will be located in the town of General Levalle, which is 380 kilometers south of the capital city, and its power of 155 MW will be equivalent to the consumption of more than 190,000 homes, YPF Luz said in a statement.
The company detailed that the construction will last approximately 20 months, will create jobs for more than 300 people during the process and will generate an increase in local economic activity through the demand for indirect services and local suppliers.
Thanks to the 25 wind turbines, of 6.2 MW each, which will be installed on a total of 4,360 hectares, the General Levalle wind farm will have a capacity factor of more than 50% and will avoid the emission of more than 350, 000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.350, 000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.
"This year YPF Luz celebrates 10 years generating renewable, efficient and sustainable energy from different parts of the country, with a clear federal vision and betting on generating more and better energy throughout the country", said Martín Mandarano, CEO of YPF Luz.
In this line, he pointed out: "With General Levalle there are already seven provinces in which we are present, strengthening our commitment with the growth of the national energy matrix and promoting the evolution of energy for the wellbeing of the people".
General Levalle is the company's fourth wind farm, which will join Manantiales Behr, located in Chubut, in operation since 2018; Los Teros, in Azul, province of Buenos Aires, commissioned in 2020; and Cañadón León, in Cañadón Seco, Santa Cruz, in operation since 2021.