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, and 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 2019, its average annual generation was 1,751 GWh, with a generation record high of 1,903 GWh in 1996, and a record low of 755 GWh in 2019.
The following table shows the most relevant statistical data on CTG:
|Net Generation (GWh)||1,674||755|
|Purchases of Energy (GWh)||553||136|
|Total Energy Sales (GWh)||2,227||755|
|Average Price (US$/MWh)||35||45|
|Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh)||20||29|
Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization, values expressed in nominal terms. AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2018 – 28.13; 2019 – 48.23. CTG’s average gross margin considers CTP’s results.
|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|