List of power stations in South Africa

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South Africa produces around 240,300 gigawatt-hours (865,000 TJ) electricity annually.[1]2007 est. Most of this electricity is consumed domestically, but around 12,000 gigawatt-hour[2] is annually exported to Swaziland, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and other Southern African Development Community countries participating in the Southern African Power Pool.[3] South Africa supplement its electricity supply by importing around 9,000 gigawatt-hours per year from the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric generation station in Mozambique via the 1,000MW Cahora Bassa high-voltage direct current transmission system.[4]

Most power stations in South Africa are owned and operated by Eskom and these plants account for 95% of all the electricity produced in South Africa and 45% of all electricity produced on the African continent.[5][6]

A noteworthy mention is that besides Eskom, South Africa has globally trusted IPP’s (Independent Power Providers) like USP&E Africa[1] that specialize in EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) and O&M (Operations and Maintenance) of power stations.

The following is a list of electricity generating facilities within South Africa. It contains currently operational facilities as well as notable facilities that are under construction or have been decommissioned.

Coal fired[edit]

South Africa has rich coal deposits concentrated in the north-east of the country and as such the majority of South Africa's coal-fired plants are located in the Mpumalanga province. Around 77% of South Africa's energy needs are directly derived from coal[7] and 81% of all coal consumed domestically goes towards electricity production.[8] Historically this has given South Africa access to cheap electricity, but it is also one of the leading causes why the country is in the top 20 list of carbon dioxide emitting countries.[9][10][11]

Power plant Province Date
commissioned
Installed Capacity
(Megawatt)
Status Coordinates Notes
Arnot Power Station Mpumalanga 1975 2,100 Operational 25°56′38″S 29°47′22″E / 25.94384°S 29.78956°E / -25.94384; 29.78956 (Arnot Power Station) [12]
Bloemfontein Power Station Free State 102 Operational 29°07′27″S 26°13′30″E / 29.12409°S 26.22487°E / -29.12409; 26.22487 (Bloemfontein Power Station) [13]
Camden Power Station Mpumalanga 1967 1,600 Operational 26°37′13″S 30°05′38″E / 26.62034°S 30.09378°E / -26.62034; 30.09378 (Camden Power Station) [14]
Duvha Power Station Mpumalanga 1980 3,600 Operational 25°57′50″S 29°20′14″E / 25.96391°S 29.33727°E / -25.96391; 29.33727 (Duvha Power Station) [15][16]
Grootvlei Power Station Mpumalanga 1969 1,200 Operational 26°46′S 28°30′E / 26.767°S 28.500°E / -26.767; 28.500 (Grootvlei Power Station) [17]
Hendrina Power Station Mpumalanga 1970 2,000 Operational 26°01′59″S 29°36′00″E / 26.033°S 29.6°E / -26.033; 29.6 (Hendrina Power Station) [18]
Kelvin Power Station Gauteng 1957 600 Operational 26°06′58″S 28°11′38″E / 26.11598°S 28.19400°E / -26.11598; 28.19400 (Kelvin Power Station) [19][20]
Kendal Power Station Mpumalanga 1988 4,116 Operational 26°05′24″S 28°58′17″E / 26.0901°S 28.9713°E / -26.0901; 28.9713 (Kendal Power Station) [21][22]
Komati Power Station Mpumalanga 1961 1,000 Operational 26°05′24″S 29°28′19″E / 26.09000°S 29.47194°E / -26.09000; 29.47194 (Komati Power Station) [23]
Kriel Power Station Mpumalanga 1976 3,000 Operational 26°15′15″S 29°10′46″E / 26.25409°S 29.17934°E / -26.25409; 29.17934 (Kriel Power Station) [24][25]
Kusile Power Station Mpumalanga 2014–2018 (projected) 4,800 Under construction - Delayed - Latest expected unit switch on dates are from 1st half 2016 to 2nd half 2019[26] 25°54′59″S 28°55′02″E / 25.91637°S 28.91709°E / -25.91637; 28.91709 (Kusile Power Station) [27][28][29]
Lethabo Power Station Free State 1985 3,708 Operational 26°44′31″S 27°58′39″E / 26.74194°S 27.97750°E / -26.74194; 27.97750 (Lethabo Power Station) [30]
Majuba Power Station Mpumalanga 1996 4,110 Operational 27°06′02″S 29°46′17″E / 27.10047°S 29.77136°E / -27.10047; 29.77136 (Majuba Power Station) [31]
Matimba Power Station Limpopo 3,990 Operational 23°40′06″S 27°36′38″E / 23.66846°S 27.61062°E / -23.66846; 27.61062 (Matimba Power Station) [32]
Matla Power Station Mpumalanga 1983 3,600 Operational 26°16′57″S 29°08′27″E / 26.28249°S 29.14072°E / -26.28249; 29.14072 (Matla Power Station) [33]
Medupi Power Station Limpopo 2012–2015 (projected) 4,800 Under construction since 2007 - Delayed - Latest expected unit switch on dates are from 1st half 2015 to 2nd half 2017[26] 23°42′S 27°33′E / 23.700°S 27.550°E / -23.700; 27.550 (Medupi Power Station) [29][34][35]
Pretoria West Power Station Gauteng 1952 180 Operational 25°45′28″S 28°08′49″E / 25.75775°S 28.14692°E / -25.75775; 28.14692 (Pretoria West Power Station) [36][37]
Rooiwal Power Station Gauteng 1963 300 Operational 25°33′21″S 28°14′18″E / 25.55580°S 28.23834°E / -25.55580; 28.23834 (Rooiwal Power Station) [36][37]
Tutuka Power Station Mpumalanga 1985 3,654 Operational 26°46′43″S 29°21′07″E / 26.77860°S 29.35208°E / -26.77860; 29.35208 (Tutuka Power Station) [38]
Power plant Province Date
commissioned
Installed Capacity
(Megawatt)
Status Coordinates Notes
Athlone Power Station Western Cape 1961 180 Decommissioned (2003) 33°56′54″S 18°30′45″E / 33.94831°S 18.51262°E / -33.94831; 18.51262 (Athlone Power Station) [39]
Colenso Power Station KwaZulu-Natal 1926 160 Decommissioned (1984) 28°43′51″S 29°49′36″E / 28.730937°S 29.826679°E / -28.730937; 29.826679 (Colenso Power Station)
Driehoek Power Station Gauteng 1898 2 (June 1906) Decommissioned (1911) 26°13′00″S 28°09′25″E / 26.21653°S 28.15687°E / -26.21653; 28.15687 (Driehoek Power Station) [40]
Ingagane Power Station KwaZulu-Natal 1963 500 Decommissioned (1990) 27°30′16″S 29°35′38″E / 27.50456°S 29.59384°E / -27.50456; 29.59384 (Ingagane Power Station)
Kroonstad Power Station Free State 30 Decommissioned 27°40′04″S 27°12′07″E / 27.66782°S 27.20199°E / -27.66782; 27.20199 (Kroonstad Power Station)
Mount Road Power Station Eastern Cape 1906 Decommissioned (1980s) 33°56′48″S 25°36′13″E / 33.946531°S 25.603595°E / -33.946531; 25.603595 (Mount Road Power Station) [41][42][43]
Orlando Power Station Gauteng 1942 300 Decommissioned (1998) 26°15′14″S 27°55′30″E / 26.2540°S 27.9250°E / -26.2540; 27.9250 (Orlando Power Station) [44][45][46]
Swartkops Power Station Eastern Cape 1954 Decommissioned 33°52′16″S 25°35′51″E / 33.87101°S 25.59762°E / -33.87101; 25.59762 (Swartkops Power Station)

Gas turbine[edit]

Power plant Province Date
commissioned
Installed Capacity
(Megawatt)
Status Coordinates Notes
Acacia Power Station Western Cape 1976 171 Operational 33°53′00″S 18°32′08″E / 33.88328°S 18.53546°E / -33.88328; 18.53546 (Acacia Power Station) [47]
Ankerlig Power Station Western Cape 2007 1338 Operational 33°35′32″S 18°27′37″E / 33.5921°S 18.4602°E / -33.5921; 18.4602 (Ankerlig Power Station) [48]
Gourikwa Power Station Western Cape 2007 746 Operational 34°10′00″S 21°57′38″E / 34.1666°S 21.9606°E / -34.1666; 21.9606 (Gourikwa Power Station) [48]
Newcastle Cogeneration Plant KwaZulu-Natal 2007 18 Operational 27°30′16″S 29°35′38″E / 27.50456°S 29.59384°E / -27.50456; 29.59384 (Newcastle Cogeneration Plant)
Port Rex Power Station Eastern Cape 1976 171 Operational 33°01′43″S 27°52′52″E / 33.02860°S 27.88106°E / -33.02860; 27.88106 (Port Rex Power Station) [47]

Hydroelectric[edit]

Power plant Province Date
commissioned
Installed Capacity
(Megawatt)
Status Coordinates Notes
Drakensberg Pumped Storage Scheme Free State 1981 1,000 Operational 28°34′23″S 29°05′13″E / 28.573°S 29.087°E / -28.573; 29.087 (Drakensberg Pumped Storage Scheme) [49]
Gariep Dam Free State-Eastern Cape border 1971 (or later) 360 Operational 30°37′25.43″S 25°30′23.81″E / 30.6237306°S 25.5066139°E / -30.6237306; 25.5066139 (Gariep Dam) [50]
Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme KwaZulu-Natal 2015 (Projected, originally 2012) 1,332 Under Construction 28°16′50″S 29°35′12″E / 28.2805°S 29.5868°E / -28.2805; 29.5868 (Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme) [51]
Kouga Dam Eastern Cape 3.6 Mothballed 33°44′26″S 24°35′16″E / 33.7406°S 24.5877°E / -33.7406; 24.5877 (Kouga Dam) [52]
Ncora Dam Eastern Cape 2.1 Operational 31°47′15″S 27°40′1″E / 31.78750°S 27.66694°E / -31.78750; 27.66694 (Ncora Dam) [53]
Palmiet Pumped Storage Scheme Western Cape 1988 400 Operational 34°11′52″S 18°58′27″E / 34.19782°S 18.97407°E / -34.19782; 18.97407 (Palmiet Pumped Storage Scheme) [54][55]
Steenbras Dam Pumped Storage Western Cape 180 Operational 34°9′9.07″S 18°53′56.64″E / 34.1525194°S 18.8990667°E / -34.1525194; 18.8990667 (Steenbras Dam)
Vanderkloof Dam Northern Cape Sep-1977 240 Operational 29°59′32″S 24°43′54″E / 29.99222°S 24.73166°E / -29.99222; 24.73166 (Vanderkloof Dam)

Nuclear[edit]

The two reactors at Koeberg are (as at 2010) the only commercial nuclear power plants on the African continent[56] and accounts for around 5% of South Africa's electricity production.[5] Low and intermediate waste is disposed of at Vaalputs Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility in the Northern Cape.

Power plant Province Date
commissioned
Installed Capacity
(Megawatt)
Status Coordinates Notes
Koeberg nuclear power station Western Cape 1984 1,800 Operational 33°40′35.2″S 18°25′55.37″E / 33.676444°S 18.4320472°E / -33.676444; 18.4320472 (Koeberg nuclear power station) [57]

Wind power[edit]

Klipheuwel Wind Farm, Western Cape
Turbines at the Darling Wind Farm

There are currently no large scale wind farms operational in South Africa, though a number are in the initial planning stages. Most of these are earmarked for locations along the Eastern Cape coastline.[58][59][60] Eskom has constructed one small scale prototype windfarm at Klipheuwel in the Western Cape and another demonstrator site is near Darling with phase 1 completed.

The South African Department of Energy allocated 634MW of wind capacity in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme - Bid Window 1.[61][62][63]

In the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme: Window two 562.5 MW capacity was allocated.[64][65]

Power plant Province Date
commissioned (planned)
Installed Capacity
MW
(planned)
Annual Output
GWh
(expected)
Capacity factor % (expected) Status Coordinates Operator Notes
Coega Wind Farm Eastern Cape 2010 1.8 (45) Operational 33°45′16″S 25°40′30″E / 33.75444°S 25.67500°E / -33.75444; 25.67500 (Coega Wind Farm) Electrawinds [66][67]
Darling Wind Farm Western Cape 2008 5.2 13.2 28 Operational 33°19′55″S 18°14′38″E / 33.33195°S 18.24378°E / -33.33195; 18.24378 (Darling Wind Farm) Eskom [68][69]
Klipheuwel Wind Farm Western Cape 2002 3.16 4 15 (20-26) Operational (Prototype/Research) 33°41′43″S 18°43′30″E / 33.69539°S 18.72512°E / -33.69539; 18.72512 (Klipheuwel Wind Farm) Eskom [70][71][72]
Sere Wind Farm Western Cape (October 2013) (100) (233) (27) Under Construction 31°29′49″S 18°3′48″E / 31.49694°S 18.06333°E / -31.49694; 18.06333 (Sere Wind Farm) Eskom [73][74][75]
Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility Caledon, Western Cape (May 2013) (26.19) (88.2) (37.3) Operational 34°13′56.11″S 19°22′48.26″E / 34.2322528°S 19.3800722°E / -34.2322528; 19.3800722 (Dassiesklip Wind Energy Facility) Biotherm Energy [76]
Van Stadens Wind Farm Eastern Cape (Feb 2014) (27) (80) (34) Under construction 33°57′41.42″S 25°14′47.46″E / 33.9615056°S 25.2465167°E / -33.9615056; 25.2465167 (Van Stadens Wind Farm) MetroWind [77][78]
Hopefield Wind Farm Western Cape May 2014 (Feb 2014) (67) (190) (30+) Operational 33°5′54.80″S 18°22′52.14″E / 33.0985556°S 18.3811500°E / -33.0985556; 18.3811500 (Hopefield Wind Farm) Umoya Energy [79][80][81][82]
Noblesfontein Wind Farm Northern Cape (July 2014) (73.8) (219) (34) Under construction 31°43′49.70″S 23°11′27.54″E / 31.7304722°S 23.1909833°E / -31.7304722; 23.1909833 (Noblesfontein Wind Farm) Gestamp Wind [83][84]
Red Cap Kouga Wind Farm - Oyster Bay Eastern Cape (2014) (77.60) (290.5) (41.5) Under construction 34°08′49″S 24°42′40″E / 34.1470°S 24.7110°E / -34.1470; 24.7110 (Red Cap Kouga Wind Farm - Oyster Bay) Red Cap Investments [85][86][87]
Dorper Wind Farm Inkwanca Municipality, Eastern Cape (2014) (100) (267 ) (30) Under construction 31°28′40.23″S 26°26′58.40″E / 31.4778417°S 26.4495556°E / -31.4778417; 26.4495556 (Dorper Wind Farm) Sumitomo Corporation and Dorper Wind Development (A Rainmaker Energy Company) [88][89]
Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm Eastern Cape (Dec 2013) (138) (362) (37) Operational 33°59′29.81″S 24°50′34.16″E / 33.9916139°S 24.8428222°E / -33.9916139; 24.8428222 (Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm) Mainstream Renewable Power [90][91][92]
Cookhouse Wind Farm Eastern Cape (Nov 2013) (135.00) Under construction 32°44′31.94″S 25°54′33.94″E / 32.7422056°S 25.9094278°E / -32.7422056; 25.9094278 (Cookhouse Wind Farm) African Clean Energy Developments [93]
Waainek Wind Farm Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape (2014) (23.4) (94) (45) Under construction 33°19′21.26″S 26°27′41.71″E / 33.3225722°S 26.4615861°E / -33.3225722; 26.4615861 (Waainek Wind Farm) InnoWind [94][95][96][97][98]
Grassridge Wind Farm Eastern Cape (Q4 2014) (59.8) (223) (43) Under construction 33°38′51.93″S 25°34′31.28″E / 33.6477583°S 25.5753556°E / -33.6477583; 25.5753556 (Grassridge Wind Farm) InnoWind [95][98][99]
Gouda Wind Facility Western Cape (July 2014) (138) Contracting phase 33°15′49.2″S 19°1′30.06″E / 33.263667°S 19.0250167°E / -33.263667; 19.0250167 (Gouda Wind Facility) Acciona Energy South Africa [100][101]
Amakhala Emoyeni (Phase 1) Eastern Cape (2016) (137.9) (374) (30.5) Contracting phase 32°50′27.29″S 26°0′37.11″E / 32.8409139°S 26.0103083°E / -32.8409139; 26.0103083 (Amakhala Emoyeni (Phase 1)) Windlab [102][103][104][105]
Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm Tsitsikamma in the Eastern Cape (94.8) (355) (43) Contracting phase 34°4′31.62″S 24°30′16.57″E / 34.0754500°S 24.5046028°E / -34.0754500; 24.5046028 (Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm) Cennergi [106]
West Coast 1 Wind Farm Western Cape (2014) (90.8) (293.4) (37) Contracting phase 32°50′19″S 18°00′26″E / 32.8385°S 18.0071°E / -32.8385; 18.0071 (West Coast 1 Wind Farm) Micawber 862 [107][108]
Chaba Wind Farm Eastern Cape (Q4 2014) (20.6) (77) (43) Contracting phase 32°35′13.34″S 27°57′32.85″E / 32.5870389°S 27.9591250°E / -32.5870389; 27.9591250 (Chaba Wind Farm) InnoWind [98][109]
Red Cap - Gibson Bay (110)
Longyuan Mulilo De Aar 2 North Wind Energy Facility (139)
Nojoli Wind Farm (87)
Longyuan Mulilo De Aar Maanhaarberg Wind Energy Facility (96)
Khobab Wind Farm (138)
Noupoort Mainstream Wind (79)
Loeriesfontein 2 Wind Farm (138)

Concentrated solar power[edit]

The South African Department of Energy allocated 150 MW of Concentrated solar power (CSP) capacity in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme - Bid Window 1.[61][62][63]

In the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme: Window 2 50 MW capacity was allocated.[64][65]

In the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme: Window 3 200 MW capacity was allocated.

Power plant Province Date
commissioned (expected)
Installed Capacity
MW
(planned)
Annual Output
GWh (expected)
Capacity factor % (expected) Energy Storage [hours] Status Coordinates Operator Notes
Khi Solar One Northern Cape (2014) (50) (190) (43) 3 Under Construction 28°33′0.36″S 21°5′5.28″E / 28.5501000°S 21.0848000°E / -28.5501000; 21.0848000 (Khi Solar One) Abengoa [110][111][112]
KaXu Solar One Northern Cape (2014) (100) (320) (36) 2.5 Under Construction 28°53′40.56″S 19°35′53.52″E / 28.8946000°S 19.5982000°E / -28.8946000; 19.5982000 (KaXu Solar One) Abengoa [113][114]
Bokpoort CSP Project Northern Cape (50) (200) (45) 9 Under Construction 28°43′26.96″S 21°59′34.88″E / 28.7241556°S 21.9930222°E / -28.7241556; 21.9930222 (Bokpoort CSP Project) Acwa Power [115][116][117]
Xina CSP South Africa (100)
Karoshoek Consortium (100)

Solar PV power[edit]

The South African Department of Energy allocated 631.53 MW of Solar power PV capacity in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme - Bid Window 1.[61][62][63]

In the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme: Window 2, 417.1 MW capacity was allocated.[64][65][118]

Power plant Province Date
commissioned (expected)
Installed Capacity
MW
(planned)
Annual Output
GWh (expected)
Capacity factor % (expected) Status Coordinates Operator Notes
Kalkbult Northern Cape Sep 2013 (72.50) (135.9) (21) Operational 32°01′00″S 19°43′00″E / 32.01667°S 19.71667°E / -32.01667; 19.71667 (Kalkbult Solar Energy Facility) Scatec Solar [119][120][121][122]
SlimSun Swartland Solar Park Western Cape (2013) (5.00) (8.7) (20) Under Construction 33°21′00″S 18°31′46″E / 33.34996°S 18.52947°E / -33.34996; 18.52947 (SlimSun Swartland Solar Park) Slimsun [123][124]
RustMo1 Solar Farm North West (2014) (6.8) Under Construction 25°44′13.8″S 27°25′10.49″E / 25.737167°S 27.4195806°E / -25.737167; 27.4195806 (KaXu Solar One) RustMo1 [125]
Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV De Aar Northern Cape (2014) (9.65) Operational 30°37′43″S 24°00′24″E / 30.628607°S 24.006758°E / -30.628607; 24.006758 (Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV De Aar) Mulilo Renewable Energy [126][127][128]
Konkoonsies Solar Northern Cape (9.65) (18.6) (22) Under Construction 28°56′00″S 19°32′00″E / 28.9333°S 19.5333°E / -28.9333; 19.5333 (Konkoonsies Solar) Biotherm Energy [129]
Aries Solar PV Energy Facility Northern Cape (July 2013) (9.65) (18.6) (22) Under Construction 29°29′40.094″S 20°46′58.741″E / 29.49447056°S 20.78298361°E / -29.49447056; 20.78298361 (Aries Solar PV Energy Facility) BioTherm Energy [130]
Greefspan PV Power Plant Douglas, Northern Cape (10.00) 29°23′9.24″S 23°18′53.75″E / 29.3859000°S 23.3149306°E / -29.3859000; 23.3149306 (Greefspan PV Power Plant) AE-AMD Independent Power Producer 1 [131]
Herbert PV Power Plant Douglas, Northern Cape (19.90)
Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV Prieska Northern Cape (19.93) Operational 29°57′56.4″S 22°18′53.2″E / 29.965667°S 22.314778°E / -29.965667; 22.314778 (Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV Prieska) Mulilo Renewable Energy [132]
Soutpan Solar Park Waterberg, Limpopo (28.00)
Witkop Solar Park Polokwane, Limpopo (Aug 2013) (30.00) (60) (23) Under Construction 24°2.5′S 29°21.7′E / 24.0417°S 29.3617°E / -24.0417; 29.3617 (Witkop Solar Park) Core Energy [133]
Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project Touwsrivier, Western Cape (36.00) Under Construction 33°24′51.67″S 19°55′0.86″E / 33.4143528°S 19.9169056°E / -33.4143528; 19.9169056 (Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project) Soitec Concentrated photovoltaics (CPV)[134][135][136][137]
De Aar Solar PV Pixley Ka seme, Northern Cape (48.25) (89.4) (20.4) Operational
SA Mainstream Renewable Power Droogfontein Kimberley, Northern Cape (Oct 2013) (48.25) (89.4) (20.4) Operational 28°36′57.58″S 24°45′18.37″E / 28.6159944°S 24.7551028°E / -28.6159944; 24.7551028 (SA Mainstream Renewable Power Droogfontein) Mainstream Renewable Power South Africa [138][139]
Letsatsi PV Project Bloemfontein, Free State (64.00) Operational 28°56′12.77″S 25°56′48.78″E / 28.9368806°S 25.9468833°E / -28.9368806; 25.9468833 (Letsatsi PV Project) SolarReserve [140]
Lesedi PV Project Northern Cape (Dec 2013) (64.00) Operational 28°17′53″S 23°21′56″E / 28.29806°S 23.36556°E / -28.29806; 23.36556 (Lesedi PV Project) [141]
Kathu Solar Energy Facility Northern Cape (2014) (75.00) (172.5) (26) Under Construction 27°35′12″S 22°56′09″E / 27.58660°S 22.93590°E / -27.58660; 22.93590 (Kathu Solar Energy Facility) Building Energy [142][143][144]
Solar Capital De Aar Northern Cape (2014) (75.00) (166.4) (25) Under Construction 30°34′45.28″S 24°3′57.86″E / 30.5792444°S 24.0660722°E / -30.5792444; 24.0660722 (Solar Capital De Aar Solar Energy Facility) Solar Capital [145][146][147]
Solar Capital De Aar 3 Northern Cape (Feb 2015) (75.00) (166.4) (25) Under Construction 30°34′45.28″S 24°3′57.86″E / 30.5792444°S 24.0660722°E / -30.5792444; 24.0660722 (Solar Capital De Aar 3 Solar Energy Facility) Solar Capital [148][149]
Sishen Solar Facility Northern Cape (mid 2014) (74.00) Under Construction 27°35′12″S 22°56′09″E / 27.58660°S 22.93590°E / -27.58660; 22.93590 (Sishen Solar Energy Facility) Building Energy [150][151]
Aurora Solar Project Western Cape (2014) (9.00) (18.7) (20) 32°38′28.84″S 18°29′50.24″E / 32.6413444°S 18.4972889°E / -32.6413444; 18.4972889 (Aurora Solar Project) Aurora-Rietvlei Solar Power [152]
Vredendal Solar Power Park Western Cape (2014) (10.395) (19.0) (20) Under Construction 31°38′7.36″S 18°30′18.34″E / 31.6353778°S 18.5050944°E / -31.6353778; 18.5050944 (Vredendal Solar Power Park) Solairedirect [153]
Linde Solar Project Northern Cape (36.80) (77.8) (24) Scatec Solar [121]
Dreunberg Solar Project Eastern Cape (69.60) (147.2) (24) Scatec Solar [121]
Jasper Solar Energy Project Northern Cape (75.00) Contracting Phase 28°17′53″S 23°21′56″E / 28.29806°S 23.36556°E / -28.29806; 23.36556 (Jasper Solar Energy Project) SolarReserve [154][155][156][157][158][159]
Boshoff Solar Park Free State (60.00)
Upington Solar PV Northern Cape (8.90)
Adams Solar PV 2 (75)
Tom Burke Solar Park (60)
Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska PV (75)
Electra Capital (75)
Pulida Solar Park (75)
Mulilo Prieska PV (75)

Landfill Gas Power[edit]

Power plant Province Date
commissioned (expected)
Installed Capacity
MW
(planned)
Annual Output
GWh (expected)
Status Coordinates Operator Notes
Johannesburg Landfill Gas to Electricity (18)

Biomass Power[edit]

Power plant Province Date
commissioned (expected)
Installed Capacity
MW
(planned)
Annual Output
GWh (expected)
Status Coordinates Operator Notes
Mkuze KZN (16.5) (130)

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