Largest Power Stations in South Africa

South Africa is one of the richest and well-known countries in the continent of Africa, built many power stations around the country to handle the demand of the electricity power for Home, Industries and public uses, the Government and Private sectors operating power plants most of them are by Coal-fired. The Kusile Power Station is the largest Power Station in South Africa which produces around 4,800 MW of electricity power by Coal, located in Mpumalanga. Medupi Power Station and Kendal Power Station are the 2nd and 3rd largest electricity producing plants both are Coal-fired.


RankName of Power PlantOperatorTypeLocationCapacity (In MW)
1Kusile Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga4,800
2Medupi Power StationEskomCoal-firedLimpopo4,788
3Kendal Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga4,116
4Majuba Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga4,110
5Matimba Power StationEskomCoal-firedLimpopo3,990
6Lethabo Power StationEskomCoal-firedFree State3,708
7Tutuka Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga3,654
8Matla Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga3,600
9Duvha Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga3,600
10Kriel Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga3,000
11Arnot Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga2,100
12Hendrina Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga2,000
13Camden Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga1,600
14Grootvlei Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga1,200
15Komati Power StationEskomCoal-firedMpumalanga1,000
16Kelvin Power StationAldwych InternationalCoal-firedGauteng600

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