Bolivian president Evo Morales recently announced that the Termoeléctrica del Sur thermal power plant, located in the Tarija department, will receive new turbines to make energy exports to Argentina easier.

The president said the plant’s expansion will allow it to generate 480 MW. The current demand in Tarija is only 60 MW so the surplus will be used for exports.

Local daily La Razón reported that the energy transport will flow between the Bolivian city of Yacuiba and Argentina’s Tartagal. It will be possible thanks to a 100 km transmission line.