Argentine President Mauricio Macri announced on Saturday a project to construct a solar park aimed at developing renewable energy in the northern province of Jujuy. During the project presentation ceremony, the head of state also questioned the energy policy encouraged by Kirchnerism over the last 10 years. "Energy is a vital issue. A country cannot grow if it does not have energy", affirmed Macri in presenting the project which is to be implemented in the city of Purmamarca (Jujuy), approximately 1,557 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires. Macri added that a similar project will be developed in the province of Mendoza (to the west of the country). The president claimed that this type of energy project will enable Argentines to "meet their own needs" as opposed to cuts in electricity supply occurring during periods of "hot or cold peaks". "This is due to the terrible energy policy we have had over the past 10 years", emphasized the head of state.