Loma de la Lata Thermal Power Plant (‘CTLL’)

CTLL is located in Loma de la Lata, Province of Neuquén. The plant was built in 1994 and consists of three gas turbines with an installed capacity of 375 MW, a 165 MW Siemens steam turbine installed in 2011 for its conversion to combined cycle, a 105 MW GE (‘General Electric’) aeroderivative gas turbine installed in May 2016, installed in May 2016, the incorporation in August 2017 of a 105 MW GE gas turbine, and a 15 MW steam turbine repowering carried out in January 2018, its total capacity thus amounting to 765 MW, which represents 2% of Argentina’s installed capacity. CTLL has a privileged location due to its proximity to one of the largest gas fields in Latin America, also named Loma de la Lata. From 1997 to 2018, the average annual generation was 1,852 GWh, with a record high of 4,748 GWh registered in 2018 and a record low of 272 GWh registered in 2002.

 

 

The following chart shows certain relevant statistical data on CTLL:

2017 2018
Net Generation (GWh) 3,864 4,748
Purchases of Energy (GWh)
Total Energy Sales (GWh) 3,864 4,748
Average Price (US$/MWh) 38 43
Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh) 34 37

Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization. AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2017 – 16.57; 2018 – 28.13.

 

Technical Data

Plant Unit Installed Capacity (MW) Efficiency Fuel Start-Up Type de Unit
CTLL LDLATG01 125 765 50% Natural gas 1994 Gas turbine
LDLATG02 125
LDLATG03 125
LDLATV01 180(1) Steam 2011 Steam turbine (combined cycle)
LDLATG04 105 43% Natural gas 2016 Gas turbine
LDLATG05 105 43% 2017

(1) Includes 15 MW increased capacity in January 2018.