Boikarabelo power station (CESC)
|This article is part of the CoalSwarm coverage of South Africa|
Boikarabelo power station is a proposed 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in South Africa.
The map below shows Magaliesburg, the approximate location where the plant would be built.
In July 2011 it was reported that Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC), the power company of India's RPG Group, was beginning a feasibility study for construction of a 2 x 660 MW coal-fired power station adjacent to Resource Generation's proposed Boikarabelo mine to supply power to the South African grid. CESC had signed a 38-year contract with Resource Generation for coal from the mine to power the station. Mining at the Boikarabelo mine is scheduled for late 2013.
In November 2014 DNA India reported that delays at Resgen's Boikarabelo mine and Boikarabelo power station (Resgen) were creating problems for CESC, which had signed long-term contracts to use the coal for newly constructed coal plants in India. Production from the mine had been pushed to mid-2016. A 1,320 MW power station at the site of the Boikarabelo mine was not mentioned in the article, and the project appears for now to be abandoned.
- Sponsor: CESC South Africa
- Parent company: RPG Enterprises
- Location: Magaliesburg, Waterberg region, South Africa
- Coordinates: -26, 27.545833 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Unit 1: 660 MW
- Unit 2: 660 MW
- Projected in service:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source: Boikarabelo mine
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "New Power Station may push Boikarabelo Coal Mine Expansion," Bulk, July 6, 2011.
- "CESC's fuel woes continue as South Africa mine development delayed," DNA India, November 15, 2014