Ensenada Barragán Thermal Power Plant (‘CTEB’)

CTEB is located in Ensenada city, Greater La Plata, Province of Buenos Aires. As of the closing of 2022, it was 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. On February 22, 2023, up to 260 MW from Siemens steam turbine were commissioned for the closing to combined cycle, and the capacity was increased in April 2023 up to 281 MW, reaching a total capacity of up to 848 MW. From 2013 to 2022, CTEB’s historical average annual generation amounted to 1,254 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:

2021 2022
Net Generation (GWh) 546 948
Purchases of Energy (GWh)
Total Energy Sales (GWh) 546 948


Technical Data

Plant Unit Installed Capacity (MW) Efficiency Fuel Start-Up Type of Unit
CTEB EBARTG01 284 848 55% Natural gas or gas oil 2012 Gas turbine
EBARTG02 284
EBARTV01 281 Steam 2023 Steam turbine (combined cycle)