Ensenada Barragán power station

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Ensenada Barragán power station (Central Térmica Ensenada Barragán) is an 847-megawatt (MW) fuel oil- and gas-fired power station in Buenos Aires province, Argentina.


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Project Details

  • Sponsor: CT Barragan - Enarsa[1]
  • Parent company: Pampa Energia (50%), YPF S.A. (50%)[2][3]
  • Location: Ensenada, departamento Ensenada, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Coordinates: -34.8586, -57.9524 (exact)[4]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 847 MW
    • Unit EBAR-TG01-TG02-TV01: Gas- and fuel oil-fired[5] combined cycle[6], 847 MW[6] (start-up in 2023)[6]


In June 2019, CT Barragán announced it would improve efficiency by adding a steam turbine to the two existing gas turbines, allowing the power station to operate in combined cycle mode.[7] In January 2023, the combined cycle plant was officially inaugurated.[6]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Información Geográfica de Energía". Argentina Secretario de Energía, Visor SIG. Archived from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  2. "Milbank Represents the Banks in Financing of Major Thermal Power Plant Privatization in Argentina by YPF and Pampa Energía". Milbank LLP. Retrieved 2021-11-02.
  3. "Pampa Energia S.A. - Joint Awarding of Ensenada de Barragan Thermal Power Plant". Energy Central. May 31, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  4. Global Power Plant Database v.1.2.0, ID WRI ARG0000160 World Resources Institute, June 2019
  5. "Ensenada Barragán Thermal Power Plant (CTEB)". Pampa Energia. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "YPF y Pampa Energía inauguraron el ciclo combinado de la Central Térmica Ensenada Barragán". Vaca Muerta News. January 30, 2023.
  7. "Transfer of Ensenada de Barragán Thermal Power Plant". Pampa Energia. Retrieved 2021-11-02.