CCGT Plants in Central America
Barranca
Location: Costa Rica
Operator: Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
Configuration: 2 X 20 MW 5001P gas turbines
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 1975
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Barranca is not far inland from Costa Rica's important Pacific port of Puntarenas.

Photograph courtesy of Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
Posted 17 Dec 2003

Copesa
Location: Panama
Operator: Corporacion Panamena de Energia SA
Configuration: 1 X 43 MW LM6000 gas turbine
Fuel: oil
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: S&S Energy Projects, Santos CMI
Quick facts: This was the first aeroderivative GT in Panama and is located not far from Tucumen Airport in Panama City.

Photograph courtesy of S&S Energy Products
Posted 15 Jun 2002

Las Brisas
Location: Nicaragua
Operator: Generadora Electrica Central SA - NI
Configuration: 1 X 28-MW FT4C, 1 X 40-MW LM6000PA gas turbines
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 1992-1998
T/G supplier: P&W, GE, Stewart & Stevenson
EPC: Santos
Quick facts: These GTs went commercial in Jan 1993 and Mar 1998, respectively, at Barrio Las Martinez, west of Managua City.

Photograph courtesy of Empresa Nicaraguense de Electricidad
Posted 15 May 2016

 
Moin GT
Location: Costa Rica
Operator: Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
Configuration: 4 X 36 MW 6001B gas turbine
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 1975
T/G supplier: Hitachi, GE
EPC: Saret, Marubeni, Atlantic Projects
Quick facts: Moin is Costa Rica's largest thermal plant.

Photograph courtesy of Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
Posted 17 Dec 2003

Pavana GT
Location: Honduras
Operator: Luz y Fuerza San Lorenzo SA
Configuration: 1 X 42 MW LM5000 gas turbine
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 1996
T/G supplier: GE, Stewart & Stevenson
EPC: EDG Power Group Inc
Quick facts: Project financing was arranged by the Banco Centroamericano de Integracion Economica (BCIE) based in Tegucigalpa.

Photograph courtesy of Luz y Fuerza San Lorenzo SA
Posted 21 Jun 2015

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 15-May-2016

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