Uruguay is building one of the largest wind farms in Latin America, with the potential to generate up to 50 MW of power. It is expected to be operational by mid-2015.
Conditions for construction and operation could hardly be more ideal than those offered by the planned location in the department of Cerro Largo, in northeast Uruguay. The 20 wind turbines will be built on a nearly treeless ridge on uncultivated land. This means there will be barely any impact on the natural environment, and it will facilitate the building of the roads needed for the supply of parts and the operation of the wind farm.