Van Eck Power Station
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The Van Eck Power Station is a 120 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in the northern industrial area of Windhoek, Namibia.
The map below shows the location of the plant, in Windhoek, Khomas Region.
The Van Eck power station is the only coal-fired power station in Namibia. It is a sub-critical plant with no emission controls, and consumes approximately 570kg of coal per MWh of electricity generated.
- Sponsor: Namibia Power Corp Ltd
- Parent company: NamPower
- Location: Northern Industrial area, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia
- Coordinates: -22.5116258, 17.0786923 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross Capacity: 120 MW (4 x 30 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- Start date: 1972 (Units 1-2), 1973 (Unit 3), 1979 (Unit 4)
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Articles and resources
- Paul Baruya and John Kessels, Coal Prospects in Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia, International Energy Agency Clean Coal Centre, December 2013, page 70.
- NamPower, "Van Eck Power Station", NamPower website, accessed April 2014.
External SourceWatch articles
- Paul Baruya and John Kessels, Coal Prospects in Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia, International Energy Agency Clean Coal Centre, December 2013. (Pdf) (This report is available for free to residents of member countries. You can register here.)