Volksrust power station

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Volksrust power station was a proposed 2,133-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in South Africa. It has been cancelled.


The map below shows Volksrust, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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The project proposed by Eskom was to comprise three units of 711 MW each. It has been cancelled.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Eskom
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Volksrust, South Africa
  • Coordinates: -27.36, 29.89 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 711 MW
    • Unit 2: 711 MW
    • Unit 3: 711 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. "World Electric Power Plants Database,", Platts, December 2013. The database is not available online but can be purchased from Platts.

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