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Camden Power Station

Location: The station is situated close to Ermelo in Mpumalanga.

Camden's first unit was commissioned in April 1967. The station's eight units were mothballed in 1990.
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.
The initial Execution Release Approval (ERA) document was valued at R4, 029 billion and the entire return to service of the station was done for less than R5, 866 billion.
The return to service project of the station ended on 31 March 2010 with the entire station fully commercial.
Contact details:
Tel: +27 17 827 8000
Fax: +27 17 827 8044