Luján power station

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Luján power station (Central Térmica Luján, also known as Lujan II) is a 127-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in Buenos Aires province, Argentina.


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

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Araucaria Energy[1]
  • Parent company: Stoneway Capital[2]
  • Location: Luján, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Coordinates: -34.5570, -59.0370 (exact)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (shelved): 127 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[4] gas turbine[2], 127 MW[5] (start-up year not available)


Araucaria Energy released the construction plans for the power station as of June 2021, but otherwise did not offer information about permitting or construction processes.[6] The parent company, Stoneway Capital, stated on their website that a short gas pipeline would be built to connect Luján to the main pipeline.[7]

Araucaria was in litigation for environmental concerns[8] in 2018 and the parent company, Stoneway Capital, filed for bankruptcy[9][10] in 2021 with the completion of the power station on hold as a result.

In July 2022, Luján’s Deliberative Council approved rezoning the plant's location from rural to industrial, allowing the plant to resume operations. The vote was made despite the majority opinion of the Luján Environmental Urban Council (CUA), which opposed resuming plant operations due to environmental and human health risk. The circumstances of the vote were also met with criticism.[11]

Articles and Resources


  1. "Plantas de generación de energía". Araucaria Energy. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "StoneWay Capital". StoneWay Capital. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  3. Google Maps
  4. "Luján". StoneWay Capital. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  5. "Power Generation Plants". Araucaria Energy. Archived from the original on May 4, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  6. Grupo Eclipse. "Proyecto Luján | Araucaria Energy". (in español). Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  7. "Luján – StoneWay Capital". Retrieved 2021-06-22.
  8. "OAAA v. Araucaria Energy SA". Climate Laws. July 2018.
  9. "Stoneway Capital, la controlante de una empresa de Manzano, entró en concurso de acreedores en Nueva York". (in español). Retrieved 2022-04-08.
  10. Research, New Generation (2021-04-08). "Stoneway Capital Ltd. – Highly Leveraged Operator of Argentine Power Facilities Files Chapter 11 with $1bn of Funded Debt After Environmental Court Ruling Sinks RSA-Supported Restructuring Hopes". Daily Bankrupt Company Updates | Bankrupt Company News. Retrieved 2022-04-08.
  11. del Bianco, Celeste (18 July 2022). "Una sesión por Zoom para habilitar una central termoeléctrica a tres cuadras de una escuela en Luján". El Diario AR. Retrieved 28 November 2022.