Piquirenda Thermal Power Plant (‘CTP’)

CTP is located in Northwestern Argentina, in the small village of Piquirenda, Municipality of Aguaray, Department of General San Martín, Province of Salta. Its construction started in early 2008 and finished in 2010. It has 30 MW of thermal power generation consisting of ten GE Jenbacher JGS 620 gas-fired motor-generators, which represent 0.1% of Argentina’s installed capacity. From 2011 to 2018, the average annual generation was 129 GWh, with a record high of 156 GWh registered in 2017 and a record low of 66 GWh registered in 2011.



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

2017 2018
Net Generation (GWh) 156 134
Average Price (US$ / MWh) 52 59

Note: AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2017 – 16.57; 2018 – 28.13.


Technical Data

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