Matla Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

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.

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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]

In 2021, the Energy Systems Research Group (ESRG) found potential cost and greenhouse gas emissions savings if compliance with new standards is suspended for the Matla Power Station and the units are instead retired early.[3]

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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