Los Nihuiles Hydro Power Plant (‘HINISA’)
Located on the Atuel river, in the Province of Mendoza, HINISA has a 30-year concession for the generation, sale, and marketing of electricity from the Los Nihuiles hydroelectric system since June 1994. HINISA has an installed capacity of 265 MW, representing 0.6% of Argentina’s capacity, and consists of three dams and three hydroelectric power generation plants (Nihuil I, Nihuil II and Nihuil III), as well as a compensator dam. Los Nihuiles System extends for approximately 40 km with a differential between 754 m and 1,251 m above sea level. From 1990 to 2022, its annual average generation was 786 GWh, with a record high of 1,250 GWh in 2006 and a record low of 428 GWh in 2022. Pampa has a 52% direct stake in HINISA’s capital stock.
The following chart shows certain relevant statistical data on HINISA:
|Net Generation (GWh)||467||428|
|Purchases of Energy (GWh)||–||–|
|Total Energy Sales (GWh)||467||428|
|Average Price (US$/MWh)||18||23|
|Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh)||(6)||3|
Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization.
|Plant||Unit||Installed Capacity (MW)||Start-Up||Type of Unit|