Argentina Installed nominal capacity in 2019 was 38,922 MW. Argentina generates electricity using thermal power plants based on fossil fuels (60%), hydroelectric plants (36%), and nuclear plants (3%), while wind and solar power accounted for less than 1%.
Argentina is considered an expanding country in terms of peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Currently, it operates three PHWR nuclear power plants: Atucha I (340 MW), Atucha II (693 MW)and Embalse (608 MW) - which recently accomplished a successful life extension and revamping process. Furthermore, Argentina is constructing the indigenous CAREM 25 small modular reactor, which will have a gross capacity of 32 MW. Argentina is also in negotiations with international vendors for the possible construction of a future nuclear power plant.
Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA) announced in April 2020, Construction is to be resumed of the prototype CAREM-25 reactor and a used fuel dry storage facility, as well as the refurbishment of the Atucha 1 nuclear power plant.
Speakers during this online meeting on the Argentinian nuclear market include:
- Osvaldo Calzetta, President, National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA)
- Juan Pablo Ordonez, CEO, INVAP
- Julián Gadano, Director of Program on Studies on Nuclear Energy and Innovation, University of Tres de Febrero