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Wind power reaches 25 per cent of Uruguay’s energy mix

Uruguay’s National Office of Energy has announced that almost 25 per cent of the country’s power now comes from wind sources.

According to Energàƒ­as Renovables magazine, by the end of 2014 Uruguay’s wind farms will reach an overall production of 490 MW, with a projected increase of up to 1200 MW in 2015.

One of the latest wind plants to open was the 50 MW Talas de Maciel II, which is set to power around 50,000 homes.

Renewable power is seen as an essential aspect of the country’s energy boom. Uruguay has moved from an energy importing nation to a net exporter. à‚