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-fired turbo generator unit of 100 MW, totaling 361 MW, which accounts for 0.9% of Argentina’s installed capacity. From 1993 to 2018, its average annual generation was 1,789 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:

2017 2018
Net Generation (GWh) 1,772 1,674
Purchases of Energy (GWh) 586 553
Total Energy Sales (GWh) 2,358 2,227
Average Price (US$/MWh) 32 35
Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh) 14 20

Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization. AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2017 – 16.57; 2018 – 28.13. CTG’s average gross margin considers CTP’s results.

 

Technical Data

Plant Unit Installed Capacity (MW) Efficiency Fuel Start – Up Type of Unit
CTG GUEMTV11 63 361 36% Natural gas 1983 Turbine / Steam boiler
GUEMTV12 63 36%
GUEMTV13 135 40% 1992
GUEMTG01 (Plus) 100 44% 2008 Turbine aeroderivative gas