Matimba Power Station

Matimba Power Station
Matimba Power Station
Matimba Power Station is located in South Africa
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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.

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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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