Piquirenda Thermal Power Plant (‘CTP’)

In the north of the Province of Salta is located CTP, in the small village of Piquirenda, Municipality of Aguaray, Department of General San Martín. 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, representing 0.1% of Argentina’s installed capacity. From 2011 to 2020, the average annual generation was 114 GWh, with a record high of 156 GWh registered in 2017 and a record low of 53 GWh registered in 2019.

 

 

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

2019 2020
Net Generation (GWh) 53 55
Purchases of Energy (GWh)
Total Energy Sales (GWh) 53 55
Average Price (US$/MWh) 113 123
Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh) 75 90

Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization, values expressed in nominal terms. AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2019 – 48.23; 2020 – 70.59.

 

Technical Data

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