Maswati power station
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Maswati power station was a proposed 1,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).
The map below shows Eswatini, where the plant would be built.
In 2005 the Swaziland Ministry approved construction of a 1,000 MW power station in the country, near the existing Maswati coal mine. The estimated cost was US$1 billion. The Ministry said the plant was needed as Swaziland Electricity Company imports 80% of its power from South Africa, mainly Eskom.
In 2009 Swaziland Electricity Company said it was no longer planning to build a 1,000 MW coal plant, because the coal reserves needed were "considerable." The company said it may opt for a smaller plant instead.
There has been little news of the plant since the 2009 announcement, and it appears to be abandoned.
- Sponsor: Swaziland Electricity Company
- Parent company: Eswatini Electricity Company
- Location: Maswati, Eswatini
- Coordinates: -26.316667, 31.133 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity: 1,000 MW
- Type: Subcritical
- Coal Type: Anthracite
- Coal Source: Maswati coal mine
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Swaziland ponders new coal-fired power plant," Engineering News, February 1, 2006.
- "Swaziland scales down plan for 1,000 MW power plant," Reuters, Oct 13, 2009