Güemes Thermal Power Plant (‘Güemes’ or ‘CTG’)
CTG is in northwestern Argentina, in the City of Gral. Güemes, Province of Salta. Privatized in 1992, it has a 261 MW open cycle thermal power generation plant, with the addition in September 2008 of a GE (‘General Electric’) natural gas-fired turbo generator unit of 100 MW, totaling 361 MW, which accounts for 0.9% of Argentina’s installed capacity. From 1993 to 2020, its average annual generation was 1,702 GWh, with a generation record high of 1,903 GWh in 1996 and a record low of 368 GWh in 2020.
The following table shows the most relevant statistical data on CTG:
|Net Generation (GWh)||755||368|
|Purchases of Energy (GWh)||138||50|
|Total Energy Sales (GWh)||893||418|
|Average Price (US$/MWh)||45||42|
|Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh)||26||13|
Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization, values expressed in nominal terms. AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2019 – 48.23; 2020 – 70.59.
|Plant||Unit||Installed Capacity (MW)||Efficiency||Fuel||Start – Up||Type of Unit|
|CTG||GUEMTV11||63||361||36%||Natural gas||1983||Turbine / Steam boiler|
|GUEMTG01 (Plus)||100||44%||2008||Turbine aeroderivative gas|