Kriel Power Station

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Kriel power station is a 3,000-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Location

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Background on Plant

Kriel power station is a six-unit coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 3,000 MW. The plant was completed between 1976 and 1979, and is owned by Eskom.

In March 2017 Eskom said that it would hold meetings with the government and labour to discuss its plans to decommission five power stations over the next five years: Komati Power Station, Hendrina Power Station, Kriel Power Station, Grootvlei Power Station, and Camden Power Station. Eskom said the stations are old and unneeded, given the country's plans for new power capacity by independent power producers (IPPs).[1]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Eskom
  • Parent company: Eskom
  • Location: Kriel, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Coordinates: -26.253937, 29.1784651 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 3,000 MW (Units 1-6: 500 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1976-79
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