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Uruguay and Brazil agree to jointly develop and expand wind power

Saturday, April 21st 2012 - 06:57 UTC
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Uruguay and Brazil agreed this week to jointly set up a 100MW wind farm in Uruguayan territory demanding an investment of 200 million dollars and which should become operational by 2013. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    So we can expect the cost of our electricity to increase again with this rubbish spoiling the countryside.

    Apr 21st, 2012 - 03:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pirat-Hunter

    Sometimes the best of people comes out when people unite. Let's just hope it doesn't end in a show of hands. I can predict that EU and IMF is gona be as mad as hell. WTO might play the side line approach understandable.

    Apr 21st, 2012 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • PirateLove

    sensible step, especially when Argentina has a nasty habit of flicking the lights on and off to Uruguay

    Apr 21st, 2012 - 05:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    3 PirateLove
    “Sensible step, especially when Argentina has a nasty habit of flicking the lights on and off to Uruguay”

    Not really when you consider the whole life costs (purchase, erection, maintenance and removal) against the output: no power when the wind does not blow, explosive destruction when it blows too hard (or the unit has to be closed down - so no output then either). Very poor use of resources and a blot on the landscape.

    Better to use gas in gas-turbine alternator installations and reap the low cost output and put the generators where they are needed (no where the wind MAY blow).

    But there again UTE cannot even keep the local distribution system up very well given the number of outages we have experienced in 12 months. As a professional electrical mechanical engineer I have been less than impressed with UTE so far.

    Apr 23rd, 2012 - 09:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fred

    (1) Chris, a protected environment is not for the poor. :) Additionally wind power is an alternative since hydroplants of Uruguay can't work if eventually a shortage of rainfall happens.

    Apr 28th, 2012 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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