Diamante Hydro Power Plant (‘HIDISA’)

Located on the Diamante river, in the Province of Mendoza, HIDISA holds a 30-year concession, effective since October 1994, for the generation, sale and marketing of electricity from the Diamante hydroelectric system. With 388 MW, which represents 0.9% of Argentina’s installed capacity, it consists of three dams and three hydroelectric power generation plants (Agua del Toro, Los Reyunos, and El Tigre). The Diamante System extends for a total distance of approximately 55 km, with a height differential between 873 m and 1,338 m. From 1990 to 2020, its annual average generation was 545 GWh, with a generation record high of 943 GWh in 2006 and a record low of 322 GWh in 2014. Pampa holds a 61% direct and indirect stake on HIDISA’s capital stock.

 

 

The following chart shows certain relevant statistical data on HIDISA:

2019 2020
Net Generation (GWh) 334 323
Purchases of Energy (GWh)
Total Energy Sales (GWh) 334 323
Average Price (US$/MWh) 58 37
Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh) 42 20

Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization, values expressed in nominal terms. AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2018 – 48.23; 2020 – 70.59.

 

Technical Data

Plant Unit Installed Capacity (MW) Start-Up Type of Unit
HIDISA ADTOHI 150 388 1994 Hydroelectric
LREYHB 224
ETIGHI 14