Umbani power station
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.
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.
The proposed power plant would have sourced coal from the nearby Dorstfontein East Coal Mine and utilized various grades of coal and coal discards.
However, since 2014, there have been no further developments on the plant and it appears to be shelved or abandoned.
- 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:
Articles and resources
- "Draft EIR: The proposed establishment of the Umbani Coal-Fired Power Plant," ISS Global Mining, April 2, 2014
- Input for Scoping Report, ISS Global Mining, March 2014