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 generating, selling, and marketing electricity from the Diamante hydroelectric system. With 388 MW, representing 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 approximately 55 km with a height between 873 m and 1,338 m above sea level. From 1990 to 2021, its annual average generation was 538 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 stake in HIDISA’s capital stock.
The following chart shows certain relevant statistical data on HIDISA:
|Net Generation (GWh)||323||325|
|Purchases of Energy (GWh)||–||–|
|Total Energy Sales (GWh)||323||325|
|Average Price (US$/MWh)||37||34|
|Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh)||20||12|
Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization, values expressed in nominal terms. AR$/US$ exchange rate: 2020 – 70.59; 2021 – 95.16.
|Plant||Unit||Installed Capacity (MW)||Start-Up||Type of Unit|