El Bracho power station

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El Bracho power station (Central Térmica El Bracho, also known as YPF Tucumán) is a 267-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in Tucumán province, Argentina.

Location

The map below shows the exact location of the power station in El Bracho, Tucumán province, Argentina.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: YPF Energía Eléctrica S.A.[1]
  • Parent company: YPF Energia Electrica S.A. [75%]; General Electric Company [25%][2][3]
  • Location: El Bracho, departamento Cruz Alta, Tucumán, Argentina
  • Cost: $160 million[4]
  • Coordinates: -26.9935, -65.1706 (exact)[5]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 267 MW
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 198 MW
    • Unit ST: Gas-fired[1] steam turbine[1], 198 MW[1] (start-up in 2020)[8]

Background

YPF Energía Eléctrica is responsible for the development of El Bracho which is associated with the Tucumán Power Station.[9] The two units were fully operational as of October 2020 with YPF Luz stating the combined cycle power generation process was allowing them to increase thermal efficiency.[8] The plant has certifications for energy management (ISO 50001), quality management (ISO 9001), environmental management (ISO 14001), and occupational health & safety management (OHSAS 18001).[8] El Bracho receives natural gas from Troncal Norte Gas Pipeline,[10] which is part of the project site's campus.[11]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "COMPLEJO GENERACIÓN TUCUMÁN". YPF Luz. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  2. "Información Geográfica de Energía". Argentina Secretario de Energía, Visor SIG. Archived from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  3. "La Compania". YPF Luz. Archived from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  4. "Central Térmica El Bracho - Tucumán". YPF. May 16, 2018.
  5. Google Maps
  6. "Tucuman". YPF Luz. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  7. "El Gobernador inauguró obras en la Central Térmica de El Bracho". Ministerio Desarrollo Productivo. May 15, 2018. Archived from the original on May 5, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "YPF LUZ ya cuenta con el complejo de generación térmica más grande de la Argentina". Revista Petroquimica, Petroleo, Gas, Quimica & Energia (in español). 2020-10-26. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  9. "YPF inauguró en Tucumán la Central Térmica "El Bracho"". EconoJournal (in español). 2018-05-15. Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  10. "COMPLEJO GENERACIÓN TUCUMÁN: Impacto Social y Ambiental" (PDF). YPF. 2018.
  11. "Prospecto" (PDF). YPF Luz. March 20, 2019.