Kriel Power Station
|Kriel Power Station|
Location of Kriel Power Station in South Africa
|Thermal power station|
|Units planned||6 × 500 MW|
|Nameplate capacity||3,000 Megawatt|
In contrast with most other Eskom power station, the turbine generators at Kriel is each housed in a separate building rather than the more common single turbine hall.
When Kriel was completed in 1979 it was the largest coal-fired power station in the Southern Hemisphere. It was also one of the first stations to be supplied with coal from a fully mechanised coal mine.
The station has six 500MW units for a total installed capacity of 3,000MW with turbine Maximum Continuous Rating at 36.90%.