A total of 140 workers are working fully on the clearing, leveling and compaction of 279 hectares in a virgin field in Ullum, where 5,700 of the 280,000 poles that will support all the panels that the future solar park will have will be placed. Jorge Brito, president of Genneia, the current owner of the project in which 82 million dollars are invested, said yesterday in his visit to San Juan that in December they will already be generating their 80 MW of power, enough to supply some 48,000 homes.

It is the most advanced project of a total of thirteen more that are multiplying in different areas, and that are giving a notorious energy profile to the province in terms of renewable and clean energy.

In fact, one third of the total solar energy in the country will be in San Juan: at a national level, there are some 1,700 MW awarded through the rounds of the Renovar Program, of which 550 MW have been captured by San Juan. The aspiration of the provincial government is to keep pace with the same scale, and that of the 7 or 8 thousand MW of solar energy that the Nation wants to allocate by 2025, can reach here about 2,100 to 2,500 MW, explains the president of EPSE (Provincial Energy State Society), Víctor Doña. All these data were highlighted yesterday on the occasion of the inauguration of the expansion of the San Juan State Solar Park, also in Ullum, which, although smaller, has the importance of being a research center (see box photo).

In San Juan, solar energy is developed in a mix of private projects that looked for their own land; and also in partnerships with the state company EPSE. This developed a mechanism by which it provides plots of land suitable for installing solar energy parks, the connection to the National Interconnected System network through transformer stations and accesses. In turn, the private ones, as is the case of Genneia in the Ullum property, invest in the construction of the plant, operate it and pay the province a percentage of the bill when they sell the energy.

Doña said that "all the effort" will be put into continuing to attract the most robust projects, of 80, 100 or more MW of power, for that association with the provincial State, and on the Ullum site it has already been awarded 5 projects under this mechanism. by 224 MW, and still have the equivalent to generate 150 MW more free Another plot in Tocota (Calingasta), of 12 thousand hectares, already has a project of 70 MW awarded, and now it is the signature of Governor Uñac the transfer to the EPSE of a third estate of 3,000 hectares in Cañada Honda (Sarmiento).

Brito said yesterday that the intention of his company is to continue investing in San Juan, in the next rounds of the Renovar program that launches the Nation, and in other projects. "" The potential that San Juan has is very important, and this is just beginning; There is much more to be done, not only in solar energy but in storage of that energy, in batteries. "That is just one of the projects that the national capital firm and 2 American investment funds want to develop, and yesterday it was He advanced to the governor Uñac in a previous meeting in the morning, Brito bet that this technology, which today is expensive, became cheaper in a few years as it happened with the solar panels, and said that in San Juan it could be installed. costs, Doña agreed that prices will fall in a few years due to the rapid development of technology. "When the state solar plant was inaugurated it cost $ 6 the watt generated from each panel, today it is at 0.8 and $ 1 a watt, that is, it went down six times, "he explained.

Meanwhile, the continuity of the installation works of the solar plant in Ullum will continue at an ever increasing pace, which will double the labor required, good news for the province. Brito said that starting in August the peak of work starts and will require 300 workers in total.
"This agreement puts us in the vanguard to be able to move forward in the exports sector," said Governor Gustavo Bordet, signing a new line with CFI General Secretary Juan José Ciácera to finance Entre Ríos exports to the international market. "In all the value chains there is always a support from the province with the CFI to get credit lines. This is part of a policy we have in our province to support the productive sectors with their own credit lines, "said the president. "It is important because it is part of the strategy of giving the necessary tools to our producers so that they can continue to develop their activity by supporting the sources of employment that are very necessary throughout our territory," the president explained before the Entre Ríos Entrepreneur Council. , of the Industrial Union of Entre Ríos, and the Agrarian Federation, among others. The agreement establishes that the CFI will allocate the sum of 40 million pesos to the "Line of Credits for Regional Exportable Production" to financially assist micro, small and medium-sized entrerrian companies producing or supplying goods and inputs destined for export. This line provides credits of up to US $ 150,000 to finance the production process and packaging of the merchandise to be exported, disbursement made prior to the shipment of the merchandise. The interest rate that is applied is 2.5 percent. "Due to the characteristics that the province has of the diversification of the regional economies, it was necessary for us to add to the various lines of credit that we manage for our province through the CFI, a program that supports the export sector because that is where we need to generate our own currencies, more at this time to leverage the export sector in the province is key and core, "argued the governor. "That is why this agreement of 40 million pesos puts us in the vanguard of the rest of the provinces to be able to advance in the exports sector, which is something in which we had a permanent demand", he delved into the matter at the ceremony he headed on Tuesday in the afternoon at the Provincial Convention Center in Paraná. In addition, the president stressed that the province has loans granted through the Federal Investment Council (CFI) for more than 200 million pesos at a rate subsidized by the agency and the provincial government. "They are destined to lines that have to do with emergencies, like the floods and then the droughts that we suffer in our province. We were there, subsidizing our producers with a zero rate, "he said. "There is also a line of credit that is aimed at young entrepreneurs, another line of credit for the tourism sector, which we needed to energize, and the productive one. In all value chains there is always a support from the province with the CFI to get credit lines, "he explained. "Entre Ríos has a very broad export sector, ranging from the poultry chain that is perhaps the most important, to the citrus chain that is at the moment of export, the cranberry chain that is beginning exports in mid-September or October, the dairy chains, the laboratories of entrerrianos medicines, and the meat one ", also indicated the agent chief executive. "There are countless possibilities and of companies that need this initial capital in dollars, which makes it attractive and feasible to carry out the business, make it concrete and when the resulting transaction is perceived, cancel the loan," he said. Finally, Bordet conveyed "the need to work together, to face situations that are very difficult and uncertain but to do so with the conviction that if we put the best of each one of us we can move forward and overcome adverse situations". About the line of credit The CFI head, Juan José Ciácera, commented: "A few days ago the governor was at the CFI and we talked about the international, national and provincial context, and he told me that there was a great possibility for small and medium-sized companies in the province of Entre Ríos. to export. "In that sense," we set to work to sign an agreement of 40 million pesos to boost these exports of small and medium-sized companies in Entre Ríos, "he said. The official also said that "each company may have 150 thousand dollars", and that the return has an "elastic term" that occurs "practically when the money returns to the country by company". That is to say, "companies can pay for all the inputs they need, customs expenses and only when they charge the export do they return the money to the CFI". The engineer also stressed that the interest rate is "very low" since it is at 2.5 percent "real, we do not add anything else". And he reinforced: "Practically what the Council does is pay the expenses
La Casa de la Produccion with its advisor, María José Sánchez, has started an agenda of Export and Market Research. The Production House with its advisor, María José Sánchez, has initiated an agenda of Exportation and Market Research. Taking advantage of the Current opportunity of national conjuncture with a high demand of purchase of the neighboring country and the interest besides his consul of Paraguay have begun conversations altogether to facilitate departe of each intervening organism the export to Pilar, Paraguay of local products. La Casa de la Producción with its advisor, María José Sánchez, has initiated an agenda of Exportation and search of international markets for local Producers, SMEs and Entrepreneurs. Initiating the first Formosa Export Table, attended by national agencies and their owners, such as SENASA - CUSTOMS and Banco Nación - COMEX and the administration of Puerto de Formosa. The main theme was the imminent opening as a commercial port of the CANO Port in front of the city of Pilar in Paraguay. Taking advantage of the current opportunity of national conjuncture with a high demand of purchase of the neighboring country and the interest besides the consul of Paraguay have begun conversations together to facilitate from each agency involved the export to Pilar, Paraguay of local products - frutihortícolas - dairy, frozen, construction among others and finally looking to export our meat products of the highest quality. The consultant highlighted the high interest of local SMEs to sell their products abroad, with a favorable international currency for these operations. I also emphasize that there are still details to overcome, namely: In order to obtain the phytosanitary and product safety certificates, many local fruit and vegetable producers need good and conditioned food and packing rooms (fruits and vegetables) and, in relation to the meat still in our province, we need to invest in private refrigerators that can have the classification of slaughter for federal transit and export. This last details is essential to open up to the highly demanding Chinese market of our beef and its frozen offal. OPPORTUNITY that we can not miss today. Likewise, all the parties involved in the export are collaborating in the successful conclusion of the first exports in the near term before spring and this is expected from Casa de la Producción, opening an aggressive inclusion campaign aimed at our local producers that they want it Production House and the Secretary of Productive Integration of the Nation work hard to make this soon possible and a case of productive and sustainable success. Financing to SMEs From the Ministry of Production of the Nation, House of Production Formosa and in joint work with the Bank BICE and GUARANTEE to date and within a period of 7 months have been able to monetize and grant loans to SMEs Formosa for a total value exceeding 15 million pesos, the sectors benefited are varied 1st Livestock (Feed Lot) and purchase of bellies, thenConstruction, services of sale of fuel (infrastructure and construction), machinery for large-scale printing, frozen, agricultural machinery, rolling, acquisition of machines and metallurgy team among others. The list of upcoming monetization continues and adds to the total achieved so far to the framework of work with farmers and livestock producers framed in the 8 rural societies of our province. Quickly initiating visits to the localities of El Colorado and Las Lomitas to specify our management of financing and advice. At this time Casa de la Producción has already surveyed 100 SMEs and entrepreneurs eligible for financing and exporting their product. And progress is being made in this line. Entrepreneurs From the Ministry of Production of the Nation and through the local business incubators, to date have been approved more than 19 small credits - FUND Seed - of 250 000 thousand pesos at zero rate, aimed at productive projects with added value among them helping to the Avicola sector (balanced feed), agroindustrial corn (corn flour), cultivation technology (hydroponics), wood design with laser method among others. And the next thing to develop is the SIMPLE EXPORT program of the Ministry of Production, which allows exporting abroad and by air in an agile manner from the portal that bears the same name. Since the Production Management of the production it has been possible to open two new business incubators, one in FAEN and another in Clorinda: INNOVATE ART and CULTURE in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce of that locality.
The Ministry of Energy and Mining of the Nation today signed the contract for the supply of renewable electric energy with the company Petroquímica Comodoro Rivadavia (Luz de Tres Picos), which will build the El Mataco and San Jorge wind farms in the Tornquist district, and the corresponding to the biogas plant that will be built in the municipality of Villarino, next to the Bahía Blanca boundary, owned by Resener SA (Inmade SA).    Once in operation, the wind farms will generate 200 Mw that will be injected into the National Interconnected System; while the biogas plant will generate 0.72 Mw, from organic waste of industrial origin, such as onion harvesting, waste grains, fish remains, chicken litter and food remains. The Corti wind farm, owned by Pampa Energía, is already operating in the area, and La Castellena, of Central Puerto SA, is expected to start operating within a few weeks.    The three projects had been awarded a few months ago, within the framework of Round 2 of the RenovAr energy program. In this framework, the ministry also signed contracts with a biomass project (CT Biomasa Unitan) and another biogas (CT Citrusvil), located in Tucumán and Chaco, which will generate almost 10 Mw more. Within the framework of this round, 33 supply contracts have been approved, representing 881.52 Mw of installed capacity, out of a total of 88 awarded projects. As of today, 69 projects corresponding to Round 1, 1.5 and Resolution 202 meet 100% of their contracts signed and their guarantees constituted, with a fulfillment of contractual milestones of 94%. 67% of that total is under construction or commercial operation: there are 42 projects of which 40 are under construction and 6 are in operation for a total of 1,856,645 Mw.    The program has to date 147 projects awarded in 21 provinces for a total of 4,466.5 Mw, in three bidding rounds: 41 solar projects, 34 wind projects, 18 biomass projects, 14 small hydroelectric projects, 36 biogas projects and four biogas projects. landfill.
There are twelve renewable projects that entered the first semester of 2018 to the Energy and Fuels Commission of the Chamber of Deputies. which are? and what party did they come from? Between January 1 and June 31 of this year, 97 projects were submitted to the Permanent Commission on Energy and Fuels of the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation. Of the total, 12 projects are directly related to the renewable energy sector. They are 1 resolution, 2 declarations and 9 bills, which address specific issues such as the production of solar grade silicon, the manufacture of solar water heaters, the exemption of import duties on inputs used for solar and wind production, as as well as requests for the release of more power for renewable energy projects. Most of these projects were presented by members of the "Frente para la Victoria - PJ" and "Federal United for a New Argentina". The FPV responds with 3 bills signed in full by authors of the block, to which must be added another 2 carried out together with the Justicialist party for Jujuy, Salta and Tucumán on the one hand, and with "Culture, Education and work ", the" UCR "," Federal United for a New Argentina "and" Work and Dignity ", on the other hand. The "Federal United for a New Argentina" Bloc, which shared one of its projects with the FPV, includes 4 more projects from the District corresponding to Buenos Aires. The three remaining projects were signed by members of the Neuquén Popular Movement, Somos San Juan and Justicialista Unit. Also read "Projects and themes of the renewable sector on the agenda of the Senators Energy Commission" In general, of the 97 projects, 37 resolutions were addressed that deal with issues such as the cost of natural gas, energy policy, uranium, Rio Turbio, among others. Of these, only one incorporates biofuels. ORDER OF REPORTS TO THE EXECUTIVE POWER ON THE PRICE OF ACQUISITION OF BIOETHANOL, INTENDED FOR THE MIXTURE FOR THE PRODUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIOFUELS CREATED BY LAW 26093, AND OTHER RELATED ISSUES. 06/18/201 (see 3705-D-2018) With respect to Declarations presented, 2 of 9 deal with requests related to the renewable sector. REQUESTING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER HAS TO IMPLEMENT PROJECTS INTENDED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SOLAR GRADE SILICON, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS, BASIC COMPONENT OF THE SOLAR PANELS, IN THE FRAMEWORK OF LAW 27424. 06/28/2018 (see 3922-D- 2018) APPLY TO THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH HAS THE LIBERATION OF GREATER POWER WITH DESTINATION TO PROJECTS OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES, IN THE NODES OF THE PROVINCE OF THE NEUQUEN AND THE REGION NORPATAGONICA, 07/06/201 (see 3544-D-2018) Finally of the 51 projects of Law entered are 9 that promote renewable. Other issues addressed are tariffs, led lamps, fuel tax, liquefied gas, modification of Law 24076 and creation of gas installer registration. In detail, the 9 projects of the sector are: SOLAR HEATER FOR HOUSING. REGIME TO PROMOTE ITS MANUFACTURING. 03/05/2018 (see 0204-D-2018) PROMOTION OF THE USE OF SOURCES OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN HOUSING. REGIME. 03/06/2018 (see 0364-D-2018) EOLIC AND SOLAR ENERGY. EXEMPTION OF IMPORTATION RIGHTS OF THE INPUTS USED FOR THEIR PRODUCTION. 03/07/2018 (see 0455-D-2018) PROMOTION FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIOCOMBUTIBLES OF SECOND GENERATION. REGIME. 04/17/2018 (see 2083-D-2018) REGIME OF PROMOTION OF DEVELOPMENT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIPS OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY EQUIPMENT FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES. 06/01/2018 (see 3408-D-2018) PROMOTION OF SOCIAL EQUIPMENT OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES. REGIME. CREATION OF THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF BENEFICIARIES AND CONTRIBUTORS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY EQUIPMENT. 06/01/2018 (see 3407-D-2018) COMPULSORY AND PROGRESSIVE INCORPORATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND USE OF EFFICIENT ELECTRIC ENERGY IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 06/01/2018 (see 3406-D-2018) PROMOTION REGIME WITH THE OBJECT OF PROMOTING AND ENCOURAGING THE ACQUISITION AND INSTALLATION OF SOLAR AND / OR EOLIC ENERGY EQUIPMENT. 06/01/2018 (see 3409-D-2018) DECLARE TO THE PROVINCE OF CHUBUT AS A NATIONAL CAPITAL OF THE WIND ENERGY. 06/13/2018 (see 3649-D-2018)