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= Introduction =
The Argentinean electricity market was liberalized in 1992, dividing the market into generation, transmission and distribution. In Entities at the national and provincial levels regulate the transmission and distribution sectors, while CAMMESA (Compañía Administradora del Mercado Mayorista Eléctrico) regulate the wholesale electricity market.
In 2012, the historic maximum energy consumption was reached, when the summer energy peak consumption in February climbed up to 455 GWh with a daily registered peak demand of nearly 22,000 MW. Energy demand growth in 2012 was a little bit slower than in 2011, but again close to 5%. Since 2002, the country has faced a large increase in fossil fuels consumption for electricity generation. As a proportion of fossil fuels, the utilization of natural gas for electricity generation dropped from nearly 100% to 70% in 2011/2012. The bulk of the new energy resources came from imported fuel oil, accounting for 16% and imported gas oil for nearly 11% of the total electricity production, together with a slight increase in mineral coal carbon use from 1 to 3%.
At the end of 2012, Argentina completed two 500 KV high voltage transmission lines in order to complete the Argentinean Interconnected System (“SADI” from the Spanish Sistema Argentino de Interconexión) in Western and Northern Argentina. This gave the relatively basic radial grid system a more complex, mesh-style network. In the future a new grid enforcement is also planned for the southwest of the province of Buenos Aires in order to import additional wind power and hydropower from southern Patagonia.
For more information read the latest article by : [http://www.kpmg.com/AR/es/foro-energia/enfoques/encuestas-vision-futuro/Documents/Encuesta-Energias-Renovables-2014.pdf http://www.kpmg.com/AR/es/foro-energia/enfoques/encuestas-vision-futuro/Documents/Encuesta-Energias-Renovables-2014.pdf]
= Energy Situation =
= Renewable Energy =
= Fossil Fuels =
= Key Problems of the Energy Sector =
= Policy Framework, Laws and Regulations =
= Institutional Set up in the Energy Sector =
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= Further Information =
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