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Lethabo Interesting Facts
Did you know?
  • the 6 boilers at Lethabo are each housed in a building as high as 35 storeys;
  • the turbine hall housing the 6 turbine - generators is 500m long;
  • the station burns ±50 000 tonnes of low grade coal every day;
  • the station comprise 6 X 618MW generating sets;
  • the cooling towers are 164M high, as high as a 54 story office block;
  • the white plume on top of the cooling towers is pure water vapour;
  • the two chimneys, each 275M high, are 35M taller than the TV tower in Johannesburg;
  • the station is a zero effluent loss power station;
  • the ash dumps gets rehabilitated into "mountains", covered with soil and grass.