Victoria Falls Power Station

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Victoria Falls Power Station
Victoria Falls Power Station is located in Zambia
Victoria Falls Power Station
Location of Victoria Falls Power Station in Zambia
Location Zambia
Coordinates 17°55′51″S 25°51′37″E / 17.93083°S 25.86028°E / -17.93083; 25.86028Coordinates: 17°55′51″S 25°51′37″E / 17.93083°S 25.86028°E / -17.93083; 25.86028
Status Operating
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Hydropower
Power generation
Units operational 12
Nameplate capacity 108 MW (145,000 hp)

The Victoria Falls Power Station is a hydroelectric power plant of the Zambesi River in Zambia. It is located in the third gorge below Victoria Falls. It comprises three power stations with a total capacity of 108 megawatts (145,000 hp):

  • Station A was commissioned in 1936. It has an installed capacity of 8 megawatts (11,000 hp) consisting of 2 machines of 1 megawatt (1,300 hp) each and another 2 of 3 megawatts (4,000 hp) each.
  • Station B was commissioned in 1968 and has an installed capacity of 60 megawatts (80,000 hp) consisting of 6 machines of 10MW each.
  • Station C was commissioned in 1968 and has an installed capacity of 40 megawatts (54,000 hp) consisting of 4 machines of 10 megawatts (13,000 hp) each.[1]

The station is owned and operated by Zesco, the state owned power utility.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ZESCO website: Generation&Transmission". www.zesco.co.zm. 2010-11-17. Archived from the original on October 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-17.