Camden Power Station

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Camden Power Station
Camden Power Station is located in South Africa
Camden Power Station
Location of Camden Power Station
Location Mpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates 26°37′13″S 30°5′38″E / 26.62028°S 30.09389°E / -26.62028; 30.09389Coordinates: 26°37′13″S 30°5′38″E / 26.62028°S 30.09389°E / -26.62028; 30.09389
Commission date 1967
Owner(s) Eskom
Power generation
Primary fuel Coal
Units operational 8
Nameplate capacity 1600 Megawatt [1]

Camden Power Station in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is a coal-fired power plant operated by Eskom.

History[edit]

Camden was commissioned in 1967. Between 1990 and 2006 the station was mothballed, but the South Africa energy crisis in early 21st century prompted Eskom to recommission the station, starting with unit 6 in July 2005 and completing with unit 1 in July 2008.

Power generation[edit]

Power is generated by eight 200MW units with a total installed capacity on 1,600MW.[1] Coal energy to electrical energy conversion efficiecy is 33.40%[1]

Power distribution[edit]

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.[1] Mozal consumes around 950MW.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Camden Power Station". Eskom. Retrieved 6 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "SA energy crisis affects Mozambique aluminium export". Engineering News (Creamer Media). 2008-09-28. Retrieved 6 January 2010.