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Tutuka Power Station

History:
Tutuka's first unit was put in commercial on 1 June 1985 and the last unit on 4 June 1990. 
 
General:
Tutuka consists of six 609MW units at an installed capacity of 3 654MW.
Approxiamately 850 employees and over a 100 trainees are employed. Tutuka’s first unit went commercial on 1 June 1985 and the last unit on 4 June 1990. Tutuka is an important link in the 765kV extra-high-voltage transmission system linking Mpumalanga with the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. 


Technical details:
  • Six 609MW units
  • Installed capacity: 3 654MW
  • 2001 capacity: 3 510MW
  • Design efficiency at rated turbine MCR (%): 38.00%
  • Ramp rate:   33.33% per hour
  • Average availability over last 3 years: 79,48%
  • Average production over last 3 years: 19 764GWh 
Contact details:
Tel: (017) 749-9111
 
Where is Tutuka:
Between Standerton and Bethal, approximately 25 km from Standerton in Mpumalanga.