• The “decommissioned” Athlone Coal Power Station, Cape Town. Athlone Power station was commissioned in 1962 with 6 turbines with a nominal capacity of 180 megawatts, and operated by the City of Cape Town. and operated by the City of Cape Town. From 1985 and 1994 the station was held on standby and resumed generating power in 1995 with a reduced capacity of 120 MW. Between 1995 and 2003 it was mainly used to generate power in peak demand periods and during power failures of the national grid. Generation was in 2003 and the site is currently earmarked for redevelopment. #powerstation #infrastructurephotos #energy #coal#coalfiredpowerplant #infrastructure@eskom @cityofcapetown
 
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