Boikarabelo power station (CESC)

From Global Energy Monitor

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.

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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.[1]

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,[2] and the project appears for now to be abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: CESC South Africa
  • Parent company: RPG Enterprises
  • Location: Magaliesburg, Waterberg region, South Africa
  • Coordinates: -26, 27.545833 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 660 MW
    • Unit 2: 660 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Boikarabelo mine
  • Source of financing:

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