Umbani power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Umbani power station was a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga province, South Africa.


The map below shows Kriel, the approximate location where the plant would be built, at Portions 1 and 9 of the Farm Dorstfontein 71 IS.

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ISS Global Mining, an Independent Power Producer (IPP), was proposing constructing a coal-fired power plant on a site near the town of Kriel in the Mpumalanga Province. The project was to be known as the Umbani Power Plant and would have had a generating capacity of up to 600 MW. The electricity generated by the project was to be fed into the Eskom grid. A Draft Scoping Report was submitted in April 2014.[1]

The proposed power plant would have sourced coal from the nearby Dorstfontein East Coal Mine and utilized various grades of coal and coal discards.[2]

However, since 2014, there have been no further developments on the plant and it appears to be shelved or abandoned.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: ISS Global Mining
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Kriel, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga province, South Africa
  • Coordinates: -26.255, 29.263 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 600 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Dorstfontein East Coal Mine
  • Source of financing:

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