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:

2018 2019
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.

 

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