Kendal Power Station

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Kendal Power Station
Kendal Power Station.jpg
Kendal Power Station is located in South Africa
Kendal Power Station
Location of Kendal Power Station in South Africa
Country South Africa
Location Mpumalanga
Coordinates 26°5′24″S 28°58′17″E / 26.09000°S 28.97139°E / -26.09000; 28.97139Coordinates: 26°5′24″S 28°58′17″E / 26.09000°S 28.97139°E / -26.09000; 28.97139
Status Operational
Commission date 1988[1]
Owner(s) Eskom
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Power generation
Units operational 6
Nameplate capacity 4,116 Megawatt[2]

Kendal Power Station is a coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga, South Africa. It is sited in a coal-mining area; one of its sources is AEMFC's coal mine at Vlakfontein, near Ogies.[3]


Kendal was built between 1982 and 1993. The first unit went online in 1988. Kendal is currently the 22nd largest coal-fired power station in the world and largest power station of any kind in Africa.

Power generation[edit]

Power generation is done by six 686 MW units for a total installed capacity of 4,116 MW. Design efficiency at rated turbine MCR: 35.30%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "World's largest coal-fired power station. (Kendal Power Station in South Africa)". BNET. November 1994. Retrieved 10 January 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "KENDAL POWER STATION". Eskom. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "AEMFC readies for second mine as losses mount". Mining MX. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 

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