The National Strategic Plan for Wind Energy was initiated in 2005, planning the installation of approximately 300 MW of wind power capacity within three years.
The plan is based on an agreement between the Ministry of Planning, Public Investment and Services, the Regional Centre for Wind Energy (Centro Regional de Energia Eólica - CREE) in Chubut province, and the state-owned and -managed energy enterprise ENARSA. The plan provides for 80% of the wind-power equipment used in the projects is to be produced in Argentina. Projects have been planned in Chubut, Buenos Ares, Neuquén, Rio Negro, Santa Cruz, La Rioja, Cordoba and San Juan provinces.
The elaboration of a comprehensive interactive wind atlas for the entire country is also a project established as part of the plan.