Tutuka Power Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Tutuka power station is a 3,654-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Mpumalanga, South Africa.


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

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The Tutuka 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 3,654 megawatts (MW) installed capacity comprising 6 X 609 MW units.[1]

As of 2018 Eskom is seeking an exemption until at least 2024 from pollution standards for its Tutuka plant. The plant, which is located in the heavily polluted Highveld Priority Area in Mpumalanga province, has been estimated to cause the premature deaths of 192 people a year and an economic loss of 2.4 billion rand (US$200 million) a year from health costs. Eskom is currently allowed to emit up to three and a half times more in particulate emissions than allowed under the minimum emission standards adopted in 2015.[2]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Eskom
  • Parent company: Eskom
  • Location: Standerton, Gert Sibande District, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Coordinates: -26.7771561, 29.3523764 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 3,654 MW (Units 1-6: 609 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1985-90
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