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:
|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.
|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|