Coal fired power stations
At the heart of an electricity utility such as Eskom is the responsibility for supplying the electricity on which modern society depends.
Eskom’s power stations operate 365 days a year
Arnot power station
Camden power station
Grootvlei power station
Kendal power station
Kriel power station
Kusile power station
The Kusile power station project, which is located near the existing Kendal power station, in the Nkangala district of Mpumalanga, will comprise six units, each rated at an 800 MW installed capacity for a total capacity of 4 800 MW. Once completed, Kusile will be the fourth-largest coal-fired power station in the world.
The Kusile project will include a power station precinct, power station buildings, administrative buildings (control buildings and buildings for medical and security purposes), roads and a high-voltage yard.
Majuba power station
Matla power station
- Six 600MW units
- Installed capacity: 3 600MW
- 2001 capacity: 3 450MW
- Design efficiency at rated turbine MCR (%): 37.60%
- Ramp rate: 25.00% per hour
- Average availability over last 3 years: 93.84%
- Average production over last 3 years: 25 199GWh
Tel: (017) 612-9111
Where is Matla:
Approximately 30km from Secunda in Mpumalanga
Medupi power station
Tutuka power station
General: Tutuka consists of six 609MW units at an installed capacity of 3 654MW.
Approximately 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.
- 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.