Ingeniero White Thermal Power Plant (‘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 dual-fuel (natural gas or fuel oil) Wärtsilä engines, with a total 100 MW installed power capacity, which represents 0.3% of Argentine installed capacity. The engines are high-efficiency, with a 46% performance rate.

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 unloading and storage facilities, and natural gas is also provided from CPB’s internal facilities.

The power plant was commissioned on December 22, 2017, and from 2018 to 2019 its average annual generation amounted to 293 GWh.

 

The following chart shows certain relevant statistical data on CTIW:

2018 2019
Net Generation (GWh) 274 312
Purchases of Energy (GWh)
Total Energy Sales (GWh) 274 312
Average Price (US$/MWh) 107 107
Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh) 85 80

Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization, values expressed in nominal terms. AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2018 – 28.13; 2019 – 48.23.

 

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