Coal fired power plants in operation in South Africa

Last Modified: Tue Nov 02 2021 08:04:18 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 45,347 MW
    Total installed capacity of all operational coal fired powered plants in South Africa.
  • 2,100 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Arnot Power Station.
  • 1,561 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Camden Power Station.
  • 3,600 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Duvha Power Station.
  • 1,200 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Grootvlei Power Station.
  • 2,000 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Hendrina Power Station.
  • 214 MW
    Installed capacity of Aldwych International's Kelvin Power Station.
  • 4,116 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Kendal Power Station.
  • 1,000 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Komati Power Station.
  • 2,850 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Kriel Power Station.
  • 2,400 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Kusile Power Station. Though construction started in 2008, only 3 of 6 units are in operation. Kusile has been hampered by serious design flaws, particularly affecting their enormous boilers. He said that Unit 4 should be operational by January 2023, followed by Unit 5 (December 2023) and Unit 6 (May 2024).
  • 3,708 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Lethabo Power Station.
  • 4,110 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Majuba Power Station.
  • 3,990 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Matimba Power Station.
  • 3,600 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Matla Power Station.
  • 4,764 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Medupi Power Station. The last of 6 generation units attained commercial operation status in Aug 2021. Construction of the power station started way back in May 2007. At its peak during construction, the Medupi project directly employed more than 18,000 people on building activities while another 2,000 supporting employees were employed on site. The capital cost of the project is R122 billion so far, and Eskom expects to spend in total under R135 billion on completion of balance of plant.
  • 180 MW
    Installed capacity of City of Tshwane's Pretoria West Power Station.
  • 300 MW
    Installed capacity of City of Tshwane's Rooiwal Power Station.
  • 3,654 MW
    Installed capacity of Eskom's Tutuka Power Station.