Secunda power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Secunda power station is an 880-megawatt (MW) (600 MW coal-fired, 280 MW gas-fired) power plant in Mpumalanga, South Africa. With annual emissions of 56.5 million tons of greenhouse gases, Secunda has been identified by South African and international groups as the world’s biggest single-site emitter.[1]


The map below shows the location of the plant, near Secunda, Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga.

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Background on Plant

Secunda power station is a 10-unit coal-fired and 1-unit gas-fired power plant with a total capacity of 880 MW. The plant is owned by Sasol.[2]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Sasol Synfuels[3]
  • Parent company: Sasol[3]
  • Location: Secunda, Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Coordinates: -26.5601173, 29.1686447 (exact)[4]
  • Gross Generating Capacity (operating): 880 MW
    • Units 1-10: Coal-fired, 60 MW each
    • Unit CC1: Gas-fired[5] combined cycle[3], 280 MW[3] (start up in 2010-2011)[3]
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. When the Toxic Giant Is Right Next Door, Bloomberg, Mar. 17, 2020.
  2. Secunda Powerplant, Enipedia, accessed Sept. 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Integrated Annual Report 2011, Sasol Limited, Jun 30, 2011
  4. Sasol Synfuels Power Plant, Google Maps, accessed May 18, 2021
  5. Sasol combined-cycle gas-turbine power plant, South Africa, Engineering News, Oct 29, 2010

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