Energetica Argentina S.A (DFC-ENERGETICA)

  • Argentina
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Municipality of Tornquist, Province of Buenos Aires
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Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
The AES Corporation
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Energy
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 119.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Jun 24, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Aug 15, 2018

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Project Description
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The proposed Project involves the construction and operation of a 100 MW wind power project located in Tornquist, Argentina, approximately 30 km north of Bahia Blanca. The Project comprises 30 wind turbine generators (WTGs), as well as an electrical substation and connection to a high voltage transmission line that passes through the Project site. The Project site is 950 hectares and is predominately agrarian and cattle lands. The nearest towns to the Project site are Tres Picos (6 km) and Tornquist (26 km). The Project site is located within the Interior Plane Pampa eco-region. There are three Important Bird Areas surrounding the Project site each located approximately 20 to 30 km away. Desktop studies indicate potential presence of high priority species such as Chloephaga rubidiceps (Ruddy headed goose), Buteogallus coronatus (Crowned solitary eagle), Gubernatrix cristata (Yellow cardinal), Leistes defilippii (Pampas meadowlark). The Project continues to collect site-specific primary data on birds and bats through on-site baseline surveys. The Project site is owned by three private landowners, each of whom has a house within the Project site. Although no resettlement or economic displacement is anticipated, potential impacts to these houses and other land uses that will change due to the Project’s activities during construction and operation will need to be assessed and mitigated.

Investment Description
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