Barker power station

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Barker power station (Central Térmica Barker) is an operating power station of at least 250-megawatts (MW) in Barker, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Barker power station Barker, Buenos Aires, Argentina -37.547725, -59.455135 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit CC: -37.547725, -59.455135

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit CC operating[2] fossil gas - natural gas[2] 250[2] combined cycle[2] 2020[2][3]

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner
Unit CC MSU Energy [100.0%]


The steam turbine expansion project to turn Barker power station into a combined cycle power station was completed in November 2020.[4] The Barker power station connects with the Argentine Interconnection System (SADI) and the General San Martín Gas Pipeline.[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Barker Thermal Power Plant · Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina". Google Maps.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "MSU Energy finalizó las obras de cierre de ciclo en la central térmica Barker • EconoJournal". EconoJournal (in español). 2020-11-02. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  5. "Power plants and projects – MSU Energy". Retrieved 2021-06-24.

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