Pretoria West power station
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Pretoria West power station is a 180-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Gauteng, South Africa.
The map below shows the location of the plant, near Pretoria, Tshwane Municipality, Gauteng.
Background on Plant
In April 2015 the City of Tshwane said it was seeking proposals to renovate two coal-fired power plants to their original design capacity: Pretoria West power station and Rooiwal power station. Both are operating considerably below their capacity partly because they have been designed to use anthracite, a grade of coal that is more profitable to export.
- Sponsor: Tshwane Electricity Division
- Parent company: Tshwane Electricity Division
- Location: Pretoria, Tshwane Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
- Coordinates: -25.75839, 28.14667 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross capacity: 180 MW (Units 1-6: 30 MW)
- Type: Subcritical
- In service: 1952
- Coal type:
- Coal source: anthracite
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- Rooiwal Coal Power Station South Africa, Global Energy Observatory, accessed Sept. 2015.
- "Tshwane Seeks Proposals to Renovate Coal-Fired Power Plants," Bloomberg, Apr 28, 2015