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Camden Power Station

Location:

The station is situated close to Ermelo in Mpumalanga.

Employees:

Approximately 242

Technical details:

  •  Eight 200MW units 

  •  Installed capacity: 1 600MW

  •  Design efficiency at rated turbine MCR (%): 33.40%

History:

Camden's first unit was commissioned in April 1967. In 1988 half the station was mothballed with the rest of the station following suit in 1990. The station is 35 years old.

General:

Camden was the starting point of the national power grid consisting of a series of 400kV lines which today interconnect the entire country.  

RTS Project:

Due to a sharp increase in the demand for electricity, the Eskom Board of Directors took a final decision in 2003 for the Return to Service (RTS) of the three power stations, Camden, Grootvlei and Komati, that were mothballed in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

Unit 1 - (Information to be added soon)

Unit 2 - Re-commissioned on 31 March 2008

Unit 3 - Re-commissioned on 25 September 2007

Unit 4 - Re-commissioned on 22 March 2007

Unit 5 - Re-commissioned on 17 January 2007

Unit 6 - Re-Commissioned on 17 July 2005

Unit 7 - Re-commissioned on 28 April 2006

Unit 8 - Re-commissioned on 31 August 2006 

Contact details:

  • Switchboard: +27 17 827 8000

  •  Power Station Manager:  Christo Spammer 

  • Tel: 017 827 8006

  • Fax: 017 827 8208