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The KiPower Station is a proposed 600 MW coal-fired power station for Delmas, South Africa.

Location

The map below shows the approximate location where the plant would be built, 20 km south-east of Delmas in Mpumalanga.

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Background

The plant is proposed by KiPower, a subsidiary of Kuyasa Mining, which runs the Delmas coal mine. KiPower wants to establish the station in close proximity to the Delmas coal mine, utilizing coal from the mine as the fuel. The station would include a coal ash disposal facility in close proximity.[1]

KiPower expects the first of the plant’s four 150 MW units to be operational by 2018. The company said the power station may be extended to 2,000 MW.[2]

In April 2015 the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) requested additional information on the final environmental-impact assessment (EIA) report for the project. Requested information included the cumulative impacts of the proposed power line connection and the terms of a proposed agreement with State-owned power utility Eskom on the connection options for the plant.[3]

The estimated cost is US$1.7 billion. KiPower is seeking financing.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: KiPower
  • Parent company: Kuyasa Mining
  • Location: Delmas, South Africa
  • Coordinates: -26.14658, 28.680861 (approximate)
  • Status: Pre-permit development
  • Gross Capacity: 600 MW (Units 1-4: 150 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service: 2018 (Unit 1)
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: Delmas coal mine
  • Source of financing:

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References

  1. "Final Scoping Report - KiPower IPP Project," Jones and Wagener, Final Scoping Report June 2012.
  2. "KiPower coal-fired power plant, South Africa," Engineering News, May 16, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "KiPower coal-fired power plant, South Africa," Engineering News, Apr 3, 2015

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