Boikarabelo power station (CESC)
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Boikarabelo power station (CESC) was 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, Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC), the power company of India's RPG Group, began a feasibility study for construction of a 2 x 660 MW coal-fired power station adjacent to Resource Generation's proposed Boikarabelo Coal Mine to supply power to the South African grid. CESC signed a 38-year contract with Resource Generation (Resgen) for coal from the mine to power the station. Mining at the Boikarabelo mine was scheduled for late 2013.
In July 2013, DNA India reported that CESC dropped its effort to set up the power plant. The company withdrew from the agreement to explore opportunities for setting up the 1,320-mw power plant for which it had a coal sourcing agreement. The task of setting up the power plant was left to another Indian entity, IL&FS Energy Development, which formed a special purpose vehicle named Valu Investments. Resgen granted Valu Investments the right to own, build, and operate the potential power plant as an independent power project.
The Boikarabelo Coal Mine has not been developed and the power station project appears to be abandoned. After more than a decade of development, Resgen made an announcement in April 2021 stating that funding for the project had been halted and that the CFO and COO had stepped down. In July 2021, the company went into administration and meetings with creditors were on the books.
- 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 Coal Mine
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "New Power Station may push Boikarabelo Coal Mine Expansion," Bulk, July 6, 2011
- "CESC pulls out of South Africa project," DNA India, July 12, 2013
- "CESC's fuel woes continue as South Africa mine development delayed," DNA India, November 15, 2014
- "Resgen cut off from further Noble funding, senior executives resign," Mining Weekly, April 16, 2021
- "ResGen goes into administration," Mining Weekly, July 6, 2021