Modesto Maranzana power station

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Modesto Maranzana power station (Central Térmica Modesto Maranzana) is an operating power station of at least 280-megawatts (MW) in Río Cuarto, departamento Rio Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina with multiple units, some of which are not currently operating.

Location

Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Modesto Maranzana power station Río Cuarto, departamento Rio Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina -33.1607, -64.3649 (exact)[1][2]

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 6, Unit 7, Unit CC - GT, Unit CC - ST, Unit MMARTG03, Unit MMARTG04, Unit MMARTG05: -33.1607, -64.3649

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 6 operating[3] [4] 50[3] gas turbine[3] 2017[3]
Unit 7 operating[3] [4] 50[3] gas turbine[3] 2017[3]
Unit CC - GT construction[5][6][7][8] [4] 50[9] gas turbine[9][7] 2024[7]
Unit CC - ST construction[5][6][7][8] [4] 63[9] steam turbine[9][7] 2024[7]
Unit MMARTG03 operating[10] [4] 60[10] gas turbine[10] 2008[10]
Unit MMARTG04 operating[10] [4] 60[10] gas turbine[10] 2008[10]
Unit MMARTG05 operating[10] [4] 60[10] gas turbine[10] 2010[10]

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 Parent
Unit 6 Generación Mediterránea SA [100%] Grupo Albanesi
Unit 7 Generación Mediterránea SA [100%] Grupo Albanesi
Unit CC - GT Generación Mediterránea SA [100%] Grupo Albanesi
Unit CC - ST Generación Mediterránea SA [100%] Grupo Albanesi
Unit MMARTG03 Generación Mediterránea SA [100%] Grupo Albanesi
Unit MMARTG04 Generación Mediterránea SA [100%] Grupo Albanesi
Unit MMARTG05 Generación Mediterránea SA [100%] Grupo Albanesi

Background

The Modesto Maranzana power station is ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OSHAS 18001 and Integrated Management System certified.[11] In 2008, 2010, and 2017 the plant was expanded with an additional expansion proposed but plans for the timeline of the latest expansion had not been confirmed.[11]

In November 2021, Bitfarms announced a partnership with Modesto Maranzana in which excess energy from the private plant will be used to mine bitcoins.[12][13]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20240125123041/https://globalenergyobservatory.org/form.php?pid=42265. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "Generación Mediterránea - Central Termoeléctrica Maranzana · Río Cuarto, Córdoba Province, Argentina". Google Maps.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 https://web.archive.org/web/20240125085427/https://www.albanesi.com.ar/en/en_central_termica_m_maranzana.php. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20240125085337/https://ws.bolsar.info/descarga/pdf/412114.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20240125104528/https://www.albanesi.com.ar/en_central_termica_m_maranzana.php. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20240125104717/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2o-h4CAP8k&t=71s. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 https://web.archive.org/web/20240125134246/https://www.albanesi.com.ar/relacion-docs.php?id=936&fl=inv-936-7a97dab820e42f9515c46837a04fd919-9. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 https://web.archive.org/web/20240125100106/https://www.argentina.gob.ar/economia/energia/planeamiento-energetico/infraestructura-energetica/obras-de-generacion-de-energia-electrica. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 https://web.archive.org/web/20240125100038/https://runrunelectrico.com/albanesi-invierte-us-400-millones-y-ampliara-su-capacidad-de-generacion-de-electricidad/. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 https://web.archive.org/web/20240125100023/https://www.albanesi.com.ar/en/en_central_termica_m_maranzana.php. Archived from the original on 25 January 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Central Térmica M. Maranzana | Grupo Albanesi". www.albanesi.com.ar (in español). Retrieved 2021-06-27.
  12. "Bitfarms farm in Argentina to mine bitcoins with surplus energy from private plant - World Weekly News". worldweeklynews.com. 2021-11-07. Retrieved 2022-04-11.
  13. "With an investment of USD 250 million, an Argentine unicorn will install the country's largest bitcoin mining farm in Córdoba - OI Canadian". 2021-11-04. Retrieved 2022-04-11.

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