Camden Power Station
|Camden Power Station|
Location of Camden Power Station in South Africa
|Location||Mpumalanga, South Africa|
|Coordinates||26°37′13″S 30°5′38″E / 26.62028°S 30.09389°ECoordinates: 26°37′13″S 30°5′38″E / 26.62028°S 30.09389°E|
|Thermal power station|
1 x 196 MW
2 x 195 MW
1 x 190 MW
1 x 185 MW
|Nameplate capacity||1561 Megawatt|
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.
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.
- "Camden Power Station". www.eskom.co.za. Retrieved 2016-01-31.
- "Camden Power Station". Eskom. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
- "Fact sheets with additional information" (PDF).
- "SA energy crisis affects Mozambique aluminium export". Engineering News (Creamer Media). 2008-09-28. Retrieved 6 January 2010.