Infrastructure: Salta presents progress in the electrification of the Puna

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The provincial government of Salta presented the comprehensive electrification project of the Puna to representatives from companies in the sector at a meeting held at the local Mining House. The initiative aims to ensure electrical supply to mining projects and communities in the region, with a focus on efficiency and electrical safety.

By Panorama Minero

During the presentation, the Secretary of Mining and Energy, Romina Sassarini, and the Director of Electric Energy, Jorge Giubergia, highlighted the importance of providing a complete solution for electrification in the region of the Salta Puna, covering medium and high voltage levels. The intention was emphasized not only to meet the energy needs of mining projects but also to promote sustainable development in local communities.

Additionally, the current situation of the electric market in the province was discussed, emphasizing the security of electrical supply and the financing of system expansions according to current legislation. Infrastructure proposals for electric generation projects, such as a possible supply solution from Cauchari to regions like Olacapato, were also presented.

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Collaboration with various national and local institutions was mentioned during the meeting, as well as the support of representatives from companies such as EDESA and AES. The province invited interested companies to participate in studies and financing for future expansions, highlighting the importance of coordination among key industry players and compliance with the regulatory framework to ensure the electrical safety of projects, many of which are expected to become productive in the coming years.

The meeting was attended by representatives from several mining companies, including Eramine, Posco, Salta Exploraciones, Río Tinto Rincón, Hanaq, Ganfeng, Puna Mining, Lítica, Arcadium Lithium, Abrasilver, Corriente Argentina, Mansfield, and Tecpetrol.

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