Central Puerto Achiras S.A.U
Category B projects have potential environmental and/or social impacts and risks that are less adverse than those of a Category A and which are generally limited to the project site, largely reversible and can be mitigated via measures that are readily available and feasible to implement in the context of the operation.
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Central Puerto S.A
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Project scope and objective
The Achiras Wind Power Project (the “Project”) consists of the construction, operation, and maintenance of a 47,25MW wind farm and related facilities, including a 132KV 16 km-long transmission line that will be located in the Rio Cuarto Department, in the southwest area of the Cordoba Province in Argentina. The Project total cost is estimated in US$81 million, to be financed with an IDB Group “A” Loan of approximately US$27 million. Such financing will be supplemented by an IFC “A” Loan, and the participation of a local bank for local content equipment financing, and capital contributions. The Project will have positive impacts on development, such as: (i) adding 47,25MW of renewable capacity to the Argentine grid in order to diversify the energy matrix that relies mostly on hydro and thermal power generation, and representing 20% of the total installed capacity goal of non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) by 2025, and (ii) displacing around 100,000 equivalent tons of carbon emissions per year.
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