Camden Power Station
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Camden power station is a 1,590-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
The map below shows the location of the plant, near Camden, Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga.
Background on Plant
Camden Power Station is a coal-fired station owned by the South African publicly-owned electricity utility Eskom that was mothballed in 1990 but is currently in the process of being recommissioned.
The power station has an installed capacity of 1,580 MW and comprises 6 X 200 MW units and 2 X 190 MW units. The power station is located at Ermelo, Mpumalanga. In 2007 Eskom recommissioned 390 megawatts and plans to recommission a further 390 megawatts in 2008.
In addition to feeding the South African grid, Camden, along with Arnot Power Station, also feeds the Mozal Aluminium smelter in Mozambique via 400kV transmission lines. Mozal consumes around 950MW.
- Sponsor: Eskom
- Parent company: Eskom
- Location: Camden, Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga, South Africa
- Coordinates: -26.6214772, 30.0900738 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 1,590 MW (6 x 200 MW and 2 x 190 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: 1967-69
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Articles and resources
- South African government, "National Response to South Africa's Electricity Shortage", January 2008.
- Camden Power Station. Eskom. Retrieved on 6 January 2010.
- SA energy crisis affects Mozambique aluminium export. Engineering News (Creamer Media) (2008-09-28). Retrieved on 6 January 2010.