Camden Power Station
|Camden Power Station|
|Location||Mpumalanga, South Africa|
|Thermal power station|
3 x 200 MW
1 x 196 MW
2 x 195 MW
1 x 190 MW
1 x 185 MW
|Units planned||8 × 200 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||1561 Megawatt|
Camden was commissioned in 1967. Between 1990 and 2006 the station was mothballed, but South Africa's energy crisis in the early 21st century prompted Eskom to recommission the station, starting with unit 6 in July 2005 and completing with unit 1 in July 2008.
In the Integrated results for 2015, nominal capacity is listed as 1,481 MW with gross capacity of 1,561 MW (3 x 200 MW; 1 x 196 MW; 2 x 195 MW; 1 x 190 MW; 1 x 185 MW).
The four chimneys of Camden Power Station are 152.4 metres (500 ft) tall.
In addition to feeding the South African grid, Camden, along with Arnot Power Station, also feeds the Mozal Aluminium smelter in Mozambique via 400 kV transmission lines. Mozal consumes around 950 MW.
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