Kriel Power Station

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Kriel Power Station
Location of Kriel Power Station in South Africa
CountrySouth Africa
Coordinates26°15′15″S 29°10′46″E / 26.25417°S 29.17944°E / -26.25417; 29.17944Coordinates: 26°15′15″S 29°10′46″E / 26.25417°S 29.17944°E / -26.25417; 29.17944
Commission date
  • 1979
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Turbine technology
Power generation
Units operational6[1]
Units planned6 × 500 MW
Nameplate capacity3,000 Megawatt[1]

Kriel Power Station in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is a coal-fired power plant operated by Eskom. It is located about 4 km from Matla Power Station just outside the town of Kriel.

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.

Power generation[edit]

The station has six 500MW units for a total installed capacity of 3,000MW with turbine Maximum Continuous Rating at 36.90%.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "KRIEL POWER STATION". Eskom. Archived from the original on 24 August 2010. Retrieved 10 January 2010.

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