National Energy Grid
Full Size Map National Electricity Transmission Grid of Argentina(29 kb)
Argentina relies mostly on hydropower and natural gas to fuel its electricity sector. In 2000, the country had 24 gigawatts (GW) of installed generation capacity, of which about 54% was fossil fuel-based (primarily natural gas), 42% hydroelectric, and about 4% nuclear. Electric generation in 2000, which totaled 82.8 billion kilowatthours (bkwh), was 52% thermal, 41% hydropower, and 7% nuclear. Argentina has the third-largest power market in Latin America, behind Brazil and Mexico.
Argentina has electricity interconnections with Chile, Brazil, and Uruguay. The InterAndes Transmission Line links an Argentine power station to Chile's northern electric grid. A connection to Brazil has been used more heavily since the onset of Brazil's drought related electricity shortage in 2001.
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