Güemes Thermal Power Plant (‘Güemes’ or ‘CTG’)

CTG is located in Northwestern Argentina, in the City of General 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-powered turbo generator unit of 100 MW, totaling 361 MW, which accounts for 1.0% of Argentina’s installed capacity. From 1993 to 2017, its average annual generation was 1,794 GWh, with a generation record high of 1,903 GWh in 1996, and a record low of 1,030 GWh in 2003.

 

 

The following table shows the most relevant statistical data on CTG:

2016 2017
Net Generation (GWh) 1,577 1,772
Purchases of Energy (GWh) 500 565
Total Energy Sales (GWh) 2,076 2,337
Average Price (US$/MWh) 30 36
Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh) 14 15

Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization. AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2016 – 14.78; 2017 – 16.57. CTG’s average gross margin considers CTP’s results.

 

Technical Data

Plant Unit Installed Capacity (MW) Efficiency Fuel Start – Up Type of Unit
CTG 11 63 36% Natural gas 1983 Turbine / Steam boiler
12 63 36%
13 135 40% 1992
Plus 100 44% 2008 Turbine aeroderivative gas