Guillermo Brown power station

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Guillermo Brown power station (Central Termoeléctrica Guillermo Brown) is a 880-megawatt (MW) diesel- and gas-fired power station in Buenos Aires province, Argentina.

Location

The map below shows the exact location of the power station in Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires province, Argentina.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: AES Argentina[1]
  • Parent company: The AES Corporation[2][3]
  • Location: Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Coordinates: -38.6865, -62.4185 (exact)[4]
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 880 MW
    • Unit GT-12: Gas- and diesel-fired[5] gas turbine[1], 290 MW[1] (start-up in 2015)[1]
    • Unit GT-11: Gas- and diesel-fired[5] gas turbine[1], 290 MW[1] (start-up in 2015)[1]
    • Unit ST: Gas-fired[6] steam turbine[6], 300 MW[6] (start-up in 2017)[7]

Background

Construction began on the Guillermo Brown power station in 2013 for approximately $900 million; 70% of which was financed by the state.[8] The power station runs on generation equipment from Siemens.[9] The 300 MW gas-fired steam turbine was added at the cost of $350 million and was completed in 2017.[10] The project was impacted by the June 2021 reversal of privatizations decreed by articles 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of Decree 882/2017.[11]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Cristina inauguró la central Guillermo Brown, que ya aporta 580 megavatios al Sistema Interconectado Nacional". AES Argentina. September 23, 2015. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  2. "Investors". AES. Archived from the original on April 25, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  3. "2020 Annual Report" (PDF). AES. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  4. Google Maps
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Nueva planta de generación eléctrica en Argentina". AES Argentina. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Central Termoeléctrica Guillermo Brown". GrupoEling. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  7. "Se puso en funcionamiento de la Central Térmica Guillermo Brown". www.melectrico.com.ar (in español). Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  8. "Siemens wins contract to build 580MW Guillermo Brown thermal power plant in Argentina". www.power-technology.com. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  9. Super User. "Central Termoeléctrica Guillermo Brown". www.grupoeling.com.ar. Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  10. "Se puso en funcionamiento de la Central Térmica Guillermo Brown". www.melectrico.com.ar (in español). Retrieved 2021-07-08.
  11. Santiago Spaltro. "Privatizaciones en energía: Alberto deroga un mega decreto de Macri y Aranguren" (in español). Retrieved 2021-07-08.