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Camden Power Station

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Commission date  1967
Nameplate capacity  1561 Megawatt
Owner  Eskom
Primary fuel  Coal
Phone  +27 17 827 8000
Camden Power Station
Location  Mpumalanga, South Africa
Units operational  8 3 x 200 MW 1 x 196 MW 2 x 195 MW 1 x 190 MW 1 x 185 MW
Address  N2, Camden, 2355, South Africa
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Camden Power Station in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is a coal-fired power plant operated by Eskom.



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

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

In the Integrated results for 2015 nominal capacity is listed as 1481 MW with gross capacity of 1561 MW. (3 x 200 MW; 1 x 196 MW; 2 x 195 MW; 1 x 190 MW; 1 x 185 MW)

Power distribution

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 Wikipedia

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