Arnot Power Station
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Arnot power station is a 2,100-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
The map below shows the location of the plant, near Rietkuil, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga.
Background on Plant
The Arnot Power Station is a coal-fired station owned by the South African publicly-owned electricity utility Eskom.
The power station has an installed capacity of 2,140 megawatts and comprises 4 X 350 MW units and 2 X 370 MW units. The power station is located at Middelburg, Mpumalanga; Eskom plans to commission 60 megawatts upgrades in 2008, a further 60 megawatts in each of 2009 and a further 30 megawatts in 2010.
- Sponsor: Eskom
- Parent company: Eskom
- Location: Rietkuil, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga, South Africa
- Coordinates: -25.9438068, 29.7920396 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 2,100 MW (Units 1-6: 350 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: 1971-75
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Articles and Resources
- South African government, "National Response to South Africa's Electricity Shortage", January 2008.