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. 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:
|Net Generation (GWh)||255||546|
|Purchases of Energy (GWh)||–||–|
|Total Energy Sales (GWh)||255||546|
|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|