Power consumption in Argentina is growing at a rate of around six percent annually. To meet this growing demand, the country must invest extensively in new power plants. Along with wind and solar power plants, Argentina is focusing primarily on gas-fired plants, which permit a high degree of operating flexibility and produce comparatively few CO2emissions.
The SGT-800, which was originally known under the product name GTX100, began development in 1994 and was launched in 1997. Initially, it had an electrical capacity of 43 MW and an electrical efficiency of 37 percent. Today, it is available with different ratings up to 54 MW and efficiency of 39.1 percent.