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:
|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.
|Plant||Unit||Installed Capacity (MW)||Start-Up||Type of Unit|