Summary: Argentina published the initial set of regulations for its renewables law and is rapidly moving towards a public tender, with billions at stake. There are still a lot of unknowns and additional resolutions will be forthcoming — but until then, it is a market where instinct will have to play an unusually large role for investors.
About the Author: Carlos St. James is an advisor to energy investors and developers in emerging markets. He co-founded the Argentine Renewable Energies Chamber in 2005; has been a board member of the Latin American & Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy since 2010; and publishes the Latin American Energy Review in his free time.
He was recently named Summit Chairman of the upcoming LAC-CORE Finance Summit in Miami, Florida this October, in which Argentina’s situation will play a major role.
He will also be a panelist on an Argentine-centric renewable energy webinar on April 28 and pontificate at a breakfast briefing to be held in Buenos Aires in mid-May.