Kelvin power station

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Kelvin power station is a 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Gauteng, South Africa.

Location

The map below shows the location of the plant, in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni Municipality, Gauteng.

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Background on Plant

Kelvin power station is a 13-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 600 MW. The plant was completed between 1957 and 1969, and is owned by Aldwych International.[1]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Aldwych International Ltd
  • Parent company: Aldwych International
  • Location: Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Coordinates: -26.1157758, 28.194019 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 600 MW (Kelvin-A: 6 x 30 MW units; Kelvin-B: 7 x 60 MW units)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1957-60 (Kelvin-A); 1962-69 (Kelvin-B)
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References

  1. "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994", Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense, April 2009.

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