• 4 minutes Trump will meet with executives in the energy industry to discuss the impact of COVID-19
  • 8 minutes Charts of COVID-19 Fatality Rate by Age and Sex
  • 11 minutes Why Trump Is Right to Re-Open the Economy
  • 13 minutes Its going to be an oil bloodbath
  • 12 mins Ten days ago Trump sent New York Hydroxychloroquine. Being administered to infected. Covid deaths dropped last few days. Fewer on ventilators. Hydroxychloroquine "Cause and Effect" ?
  • 5 hours US Shale Resilience: Oil Industry Experts Say Shale Will Rise Again
  • 10 hours Mr
  • 4 mins Russia's Rosneft Oil is screwed
  • 19 hours While China was covering up Covid-19 it went on an international buying spree for ventilators and masks. From Jan 7th until the end of February China bought 2.2 Billion masks !
  • 7 hours Free market or Freeloading off the work of others?
  • 8 hours Marine based energy generation
  • 21 hours What If ‘We’d Adopted A More Conventional Response To This Epidemic?’
  • 22 hours How to Create a Pandemic
  • 7 hours China Takes Axe To Alternative Energy Funding, Slashing Subsidies For Solar And Wind
  • 14 hours Which producers will shut in first?
  • 21 hours Real Death Toll In CCP Virus May Be 12X Official Toll

Breaking News:

WTI Slides On Huge Crude Inventory Build

James Burgess

James Burgess

James Burgess studied Business Management at the University of Nottingham. He has worked in property development, chartered surveying, marketing, law, and accounts. He has also…

More Info

Uruguay Announces Plans to Develop 1,000MW of Wind Power by 2015

Uruguay Announces Plans to Develop 1,000MW of Wind Power by 2015

Uruguay has increased its already impressive wind power capacity targets from 800MW to 1,000MW before 2015, with over half of that expected to be under construction by the end of 2012.

Uruguay already has a hydroelectric capacity of about 1,500MW, but started to develop wind power following a long lasting drought which reduced the volume of water available to power the hydroelectric generators.

On some windy summer nights Uruguay can now produce 80 to 90 percent of its electricity demand from wind power, however the hydroelectric plants will remain vital to offset any loss in power due to low levels of wind.

In 2011 they had just 43MW of wind power in operation, but plans are already underway to develop and extra 342MW’s from six new wind farms, all of which will be up and running in 2014. The rest of the 1,000MW will come online in 2015.

Ramon Mendez Galain, the South America nation’s energy secretary, admitted that such renewable energy targets were made easier due to the fact that Uruguay has a population of just 3.3 million; “because we’re a small country, we can do things.”

By. James Burgess of Oilprice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage




Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News