Umbani power station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm}} Umbani power station is 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), is proposing construction of a coal-fired power plant on a site near the town of Kriel in the Mpumalanga Province. The project is to be known as the Umbani Power Plant and would have a generating capacity of up to 600 MW. The electricity generated by the project is to be fed into the Eskom grid. A Draft Scoping Report was submitted in April 2014.[1]

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

However, as of May 2017 there has been no further developments on the plant in over three years, 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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