Matla Power Station
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Matla power station is a 3,600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Mpumalanga, South Africa.
The map below shows the location of the plant, near Kriel, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga.
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.
In April 2020, Eskom listed the planned retirement dates for the plant's six units between 2030 and 2034.
- 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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Articles and Resources
- Eskom, "Generations Plant Mix Revision 8", May 2008
- "Response of Eskom to CER, Reference number: PAIA 0087 MAN , CER website, April 28, 2020