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November 24, 2021

Lethabo Power Station, South Africa

By Carmen

Lethabo Power Station is a 3,708MW coal fired power project. It is located in Free State, South Africa. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1980 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 1985.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 3,708 3,708 Active Free State, South Africa


The project is currently owned by Eskom Holdings SOC.

It is a steam turbine power plant that is used for Baseload. The fuel is procured from new vaal colliery.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1980 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 1985.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Eskom Holdings SOC under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

MAN Energy Solutions was selected as the turbine supplier for the Coal fired project. The company provided 6 steam turbines, each with 618MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied electric generator for the project.

Babcock Power UK supplied steam boiler for the project.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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