|Sustainable Energy News - No. 21 May 1998 (INFORSE, 1998, 20 p.)|
The biggest windmill park in Argentina at Comodoro Rivadavia, 1997.
400 participants including NGOs were invited to the World Bank Workshop of "Renewable Energy in Rural Markets," March 25-26, 1998 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The World Bank and the GEF in cooperation with the National Secretary of Energy presented their "Electricity Supply Program for the Rural Dispersed Population " (See article in issue no. 20 page 14.) It is a "leading case" for the region. The main objective was to attract to the Program institutional sectors, universities, companies, NGOs and other potentially interested parties.
From INFORSE, Marcelo Alvarez participated who give a presentation about the NGO roles with respect to information and capacity building in emerging markets: mechanisms such as a Clearing House and Energy Offices.
Marcelo Alvarez, REJIMA, member of INFORSE, Mario Bravo 1029 piso 4 depto A, 1175, Buenos Aires Argentina. Tel/fax: 541-963-0722, e-mail: [email protected].
On the North American continent, the repowering of older wind parks in California with modern technology will be a market for sale of wind turbines in the years to come.
In 1997, NEG Micon, a Danish windmill company, embarked on 2 such repowering projects in California. 750 old turbines will be replaced with some 100 modem 750-kW NEG Micon wind turbine generators within the next two years. NEG Micon, together with some partner companies, has bought a number of Californian wind parks with a view to refurbishment and/or repowering.