Kelvin Power Station

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Kelvin Power Station
Kelvin Power Station 001.jpg
Kelvin Power Station as seen from the Gautrain
Kelvin Power Station is located in South Africa
Kelvin Power Station
Location of Kelvin Power Station in South Africa
Country South Africa
Location Gauteng
Coordinates 26°6′58″S 28°11′38″E / 26.11611°S 28.19389°E / -26.11611; 28.19389Coordinates: 26°6′58″S 28°11′38″E / 26.11611°S 28.19389°E / -26.11611; 28.19389
Status Operational, but not at full output[1]
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 420 Megawatt[1]

Kelvin Power Station is a coal-fired power station, located in Gauteng near OR Tambo International Airport.

Kelvin is one of only a few power stations in South Africa not owned by Eskom. Until 2001 the power station was the property of the City of Johannesburg, but it has since been privatised, resold a number of times, and is currently owned by Investec and Nedbank Capital.[2] Kelvin consist of two independent stations. The A station (shut down in 2012) has six 30MW generators and 11 chain grate boilers. The newer B station has seven 60MW generators and seven PF type boilers.

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  1. ^ a b Swart, Werner (2009-09-01). "Old power station brings new hope". The Sunday Times (South Africa). Retrieved 7 January 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ . City Press. 2014-12-07 Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-02.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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