Ingeniero White Thermal Power Plant (‘CTIW’)

Located at Ingeniero White, district of Bahía Blanca, in a lot adjacent to CPB (thermal power plant ‘Piedra Buena’), CTIW consists of 6 dual-fuel (natural gas or fuel oil) Wärtsilä engines, with 100 MW installed power capacity, representing 0.2% of Argentine installed capacity. The engines are highly efficient, with a 46% performance rate.

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

CTIW was commissioned on December 22, 2017, and since 2018 its average annual generation has amounted to 279 GWh.

 

The following chart shows certain relevant statistical data on CTIW:

2020 2021
Net Generation (GWh) 229 301
Purchases of Energy (GWh)
Total Energy Sales (GWh) 229 300
Average Price (US$/MWh) 125 100
Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh) 100 78

Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization, values expressed in nominal terms. AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2020 – 70.59; 2021 – 95.16.

 

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