Historically Uruguay has had a power mix primarily based on conventional resources, but that is now changing thanks to increasing wind power development.



According to El Mercurio, by 2016 a third of Uruguay’s electricity production will come from wind power, turning this Latin American nation into global leader in wind power.

This startling finding comes from a study recently conducted by SEG Ingenieria, an energy consultancy.

Currently there are 23 wind projects in various stages of development in the country, and are part of a broader government plan to have 90 per cent of all energy from renewable energy sources over the next two years.

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