Thermal Power Plant Ingeniero White (‘CTIW’)

CTIW is located at Ingeniero White, district of Bahía Blanca, in a lot adjacent to CPB (thermal power plant ‘Piedra Buena’). This thermal power plant, which consists of 6 cutting-edge dual-fuel (natural gas or fuel oil) motor generators supplied by Wärtsilä, has a 100 MW installed capacity, which represents 0.3% of Argentine installed capacity.

The power plant is interconnected to the 132 kV grid through a substation owned by Transba (‘Empresa de Transporte de Energía Eléctrica por Distribución Troncal de la Provincia de Buenos Aires’). Liquid fuel is supplied using CPB’s discharge and storage facilities, and natural gas is also supplied from this power plant’s internal facilities.

Engines are high-efficiency, with a 42% performance rate. The power plant was commissioned on December 22, 2017, and in 2018 its generation amounted to 274 GWh.

 

The following chart shows certain relevant statistical data on CTIW:

2017(1) 2018
Net Generation (GWh) 23 274
Purchases of Energy (GWh)
Total Energy Sales (GWh) 23 274
Average Price (US$/MWh) 42 107
Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh) 33 85

Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization. AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2017 – 16.57; 2018 – 28.13. (1)CTIW was commissioned on December 22, 2017.

 

Technical Data

Plant Unit Installed Capacity (MW) Efficiency Fuel Start-Up Type of Unit
CTIW BBLMDI01~06 100 42% Natural gas or fuel oil 2017 6 motor generators