Matimba Power Station

Matimba Power Station
Matimba Power Station
Matimba Power Station is located in South Africa
Location of Matimba Power Station in South Africa
Country South Africa
Location Limpopo
Coordinates 23°40′6″S 27°36′38″E / 23.66833°S 27.61056°E / -23.66833; 27.61056Coordinates: 23°40′6″S 27°36′38″E / 23.66833°S 27.61056°E / -23.66833; 27.61056
Owner(s) Eskom
Power station information
Primary fuel Coal
Generation units 6 [1]
Power generation information
Installed capacity 3,990 Megawatt [1]

Matimba Power Station close to Ellisras, Limpopo Province, South Africa, is a coal-fired power plant operated by Eskom.


Power generation

The station consists of six 665MW units with a total install capacity of 3,990MW. Turbine Maximum Continuous Rating is 35.60%.

Matimba is fueled by the Grootegeluk open cast mine on the Waterberg Coalfield [2] with about 14.6 million tons of coal a year[3] via a conveyor system.[4] The mine is also contracted to supply the new Medupi Power Station.[3]

See also

  • Eskom
  • Fossil-fuel power plant
  • List of power stations in South Africa


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