Thermal capacity accounted for 55.1% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded thermal capacity of 4,482GW. This is expected to contribute 40% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 4,924GW. Of the total global thermal capacity, 1.11% is in South Africa. Listed below are the five largest active thermal power plants by capacity in South Africa, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global thermal power segment. Buy the latest thermal power plant profiles here.
1. Medupi Power Station
The Medupi Power Station is a 4,764MW thermal power project located in Limpopo, South Africa. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2015. The project was developed by GE Power. Eskom Holdings SOC own the project. Buy the profile here.
2. Kendal Power Station
The 4,116MW Kendal Power Station thermal power project is located in Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was commissioned in 1993. The project is owned by Eskom Holdings SOC. Buy the profile here.
3. Majuba Power Station
The Majuba Power Station is a 4,110MW thermal project. Eskom Holdings SOC owns the project. It was commissioned in 1996. It is located in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Buy the profile here.
4. Lethabo Power Station
The Lethabo Power Station thermal project with a capacity of 3,708MW came online in 1985. Eskom Holdings SOC have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Free State, South Africa. Buy the profile here.
5. Matimba Power Station
The Matimba Power Station has been operating since 1986. The 3,690MW thermal project is located in Limpopo, South Africa. Eskom Holdings SOC have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.
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