Matla Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Matla power station is a 3,600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Location

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Background on Plant

The Matla Power Station is a coal-fired station owned by the South African publicly-owned electricity utility Eskom. The power station has an installed capacity of 3,600 megawatts (MW), comprising 6 X 600 MW units. The power station is located at Kriel, Mpumalanga.[1]

In April 2020, Eskom listed the planned retirement dates for the plant's six units between 2030 and 2034.[2]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Eskom
  • Parent company: Eskom
  • Location: Kriel, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Coordinates: -26.2813319, 29.1415062 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 3,600 MW (Units 1-6: 600 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1979-83
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