Piquirenda Thermal Power Plant (‘CTP’)

CTP is located in the small village of Piquirenda, Municipality of Aguaray, Department of General San Martín, in the north of the Province of Salta. Its construction started in early 2008 and finished in 2010; it has 30 MW consisting of ten GE (‘General Electric’) Jenbacher JGS 620 gas-fired engines, which represent 0.1% of Argentina’s installed capacity. From 2011 to 2019, the average annual generation was 121 GWh, with a record high of 156 GWh registered in 2017 and a record low of 53 GWh in 2019.



The following table shows the most relevant statistical data on CTP:

2018 2019
Net Generation (GWh) 134 53
Average Price (US$/MWh) 59 113

Note: AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2018 – 28.13; 2019 – 48.23.


Technical Data

Plant Unit Installed Capacity (MW) Efficiency Fuel Start – Up Type of Unit
CTP PIQIDI01 30 40% Natural gas 2011 Internal combustion engines