Geothermal in Argentina

Argentina is in the forefront of South American utilisation of geothermal resources and in recent years there has been much progress in the knowledge of, and direct use of, the resource. High-temperature geothermal heat exists in the western region, along the Andes range and moderate to low-temperature thermal fields have been identified in other parts of the country.

Direct use of geothermal heat is widespread in Argentina. The total capacity of 150 MWt – installed at 70 different locations – was mainly used for bathing and swimming but also with some applications in fish farming, greenhouse and soil heating, individual space heating and snow melting.