Piquirenda Thermal Power Plant (‘CTP’)

In the north of the Province of Salta, CTP is located, in the small village of Piquirenda, Municipality of Aguaray, Department of General San Martín. Its construction started in early 2008 and finished in 2010; it has 30 MW consisting of ten GE (‘General Electric’) Jenbacher JGS 620 gas-fired engines, equivalent to 0.1% of Argentina’s installed capacity. From 2011 to 2023, its average annual generation was 102 GWh, with a record high of 156 GWh registered in 2017 and a record low of 52 GWh registered in 2022.



The following table shows the most relevant statistical data on CTP:

2022 2023
Net Generation (GWh) 52 75
Purchases of Energy (GWh)
Total Energy Sales (GWh) 52 75
Average Price (US$/MWh) 41 24
Average Gross Profit (US$/MWh) 12 4

Note: Gross Margin before depreciation and amortization.


Technical Data

Plant Unit Installed Capacity (MW) Efficiency Fuel Start – Up Type of Unit
CTP PIQIDI01 30 40% Natural gas 2011 Internal combustion engines