General Info
  • Population (million)

    3.5

  • Land Area (sq km)

    176215

  • GDP (million USD)

    57

Power Generation Capacity by Fuel Type
  • Renewable Energy (%)

    98

  • Fossil Fuels (%)

    2

  • Nuclear (%)

    0

  • Other (%)

    0

Wind Energy Statistics
  • Installed Capacity (MW)

    1523

  • Offshore Installed Capacity (MW)

    0

  • Small Wind Capacity (kW)

    200

  • Share of Wind - electricity generation (%)

    34

Policy & Regulations Overview

The wind power has priority for dispatch and it is payed 100% of estimated production along operative restrictions

Wind Resources Overview

Basically, all on land territory of Uruguay is viable and feasible to install wind farms. A annual mean velocity over 6 m/s at 90 m. The mean Capacity Factor of installed wind farms is over 35% climbing at more than 50%.

Wind Industry Overview

It limited to provide some components as transformer, electrical installation, maintenance, civil works, environmental studies and wind power assessment

Author

José Cataldo