"Argentina Power Report Q4 2014" now available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Oct 07 2014

Argentina's power sector continues to struggle, with power generation increasing by just 1.6% in 2013, below consumption growth, and occasional blackouts highlighting the clear need for increased generating capacity.Although the government has taken some significant stepstoaddress the issues affecting the sector, including proposals to reform the energy subsidy regime and a recently announced nuclear deal with Russia, the industry has a long way to go in terms of catching up to some of its Latin American peers. Protectionist policies have long defined the market, and as a consequence local and international companies have been reluctant to invest in the country, resulting in underinvestment and a chronic lack of capacity. While recent moves suggest the government is finally becoming serious about reform, with elections duein 2015, the outlook for the sector remains as uncertain as ever.

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Argentina's power sector continues to struggle and occasional blackouts across the country have highlighted the need for new capacity. In terms of generation, thermal-based sources, primarily natural gas, remain the cornerstones of the electricity mix. About 65% of electricity is currently generated from oil-, gas- or coal-fired power plants, with hydropower providing the next largest contribution, of 28%. Despite government efforts to diversify the electricity mix away from unreliable hydropower and costly thermal imports, including a recent deal with Russia to build nuclear power facilities, we do not expect to see a significant shift in the electricity mix during the course of our 10-year forecast period to 2023.

Nevertheless, the prospects for the sector have brightened significantly in recent months. Blackouts have thrust the issue of electricity generation into the political spotlight, leading to announcements of new investments by the government. We expect increased will lead generation to increase more rapidly in 2014 as new capacity comes...

The Argentina Power Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering electricity generation (coal, gas, oil, nuclear, hydro and non-hydro renewables), electricity consumption, trade, transmission and distribution losses and electricity generating capacity.

The Argentina Power Report also analyses the impact of regulatory changes, recent developments and the background macroeconomic outlook and features competitive landscapes comparing national and multinational operators by sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies.

Key Benefits

* Use BMI's independent industry forecasts for Argentina to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic planning in the power market.

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