Ensenada Barragán Thermal Power Plant (‘CTEB’)

CTEB is located in Ensenada city, Greater La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires. It is currently composed of two Siemens gas turbines commissioned in 2012 for 567 MW, representing 1.3% of Argentina’s installed capacity. This thermal power plant may consume natural gas or gas oil, and has two storage tanks with a combined capacity of 45,000 m3. Moreover, the closing to combined cycle is expected with the commissioning of a 280 MW Siemens steam turbine (for further information, click here). From 2013 to 2021, CTEB’s historical average annual generation amounted to 1,287 GWh, with a generation record high of 2,093 GWh in 2016 and a record low of 255 GWh in 2020. Pampa operates CTEB until July 2023, alternating its operation with YPF S.A. for 4-year terms, and has a 50% equity stake in CTBSA (CT Barragán S.A.), a company whose only asset is CTEB.


The following chart shows certain relevant statistical data on CTEB:

2020 2021
Net Generation (GWh) 255 546
Purchases of Energy (GWh)
Total Energy Sales (GWh) 255 546


Technical Data

Plant Unit Installed Capacity (MW) Efficiency Fuel Start-Up Type of Unit
CTEB EBARTG01 284 567 37% Natural gas or gas oil 2012 Gas turbine
EBARTG02 284