Power Plants in South Africa

South Africa has 104 utility-scale power plants in operation, with a total capacity of 50422.7 MW.

Name Capacity Type Other Fuel Commissioned Owner
Acacia 171.0 MW Gas 1976 Eskom
Adams Solar PV Project 82.5 MW Solar Aurora Power Solutions
Amakhala Emoyeni Wind Farm 134.4 MW Wind 2016 A joint venture (JV) of Exxaro Resources and Tata Power Cennergi is the owner and developer of the wind farm.
Ankerlig 1327.0 MW Oil 2007 Eskom
Aries Solar Power Plant 10.65 MW Solar 2014 Juwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd
Arnot power station 2352.0 MW Coal 1973 Eskom
Aurora Solar Power Plant 10.3 MW Solar 2014 SolaireDirect Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
Bethlehem Hydro 7.0 MW Hydro 2009 Bethlehem Hydro Proprietary Limited
Bisasar Road Landfill 6.5 MW Waste 2008 Ethekwini Municipality
Bokpoort Solar Power Plant 50.0 MW Solar 2016 ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort CSP Power Plant (Pty) Ltd
Boshoff Solar Power Plant 60.0 MW Solar 2014 Boshoff Solar Power Plant
Camden power station 1600.0 MW Coal 1968 Eskom
Chaba Wind Farm 21.0 MW Wind 2015 InnoWind (Pty) Ltd Subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) Group
Coega IDZ Windfarm 73.8 MW Wind 2010 Electrawinds Africa and Indian Ocean Islands (Pty)
Cookhouse 138.6 MW Wind 2014 African Clean Energy Developments (Pty) Limited
Darling Wind Farm 5.2 MW Wind 2008 Darling Wind power
Dassieklip 27.0 MW Wind 2014 BioTherm Energy
De Aar - Mainstream Solar Power Plant 50.0 MW Solar 2014 Mainstream Renewable Energy
De Aar - Mulilo Solar Power Plant 9.7 MW Solar 2014 Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV De Aar
De Aar 3 Solar Power Plant 75.0 MW Solar 2016 Solar Capital De Aar 3
De Aar Solar Power 48.0 MW Solar Globeleq
Dorper Wind Farm 100.0 MW Wind 2014 Dorper Wind Development
Drakensberg 1000.0 MW Hydro 1981 Eskom
Dreunberg Solar Power Plant 75.0 MW Solar 2014 Linde Solar Power Plant
Droogfontein Solar Power Plant 50.0 MW Solar 2014 Mainstream Renewable Energy
Dundee Biogas 2.22 MW Waste 2016 Dundee Biogas Power
Duvha power station 3600.0 MW Coal 1982 Eskom
Ferro Waste Heat Plant 2.2 MW Waste International Ferro Metals SA
Gariep 360.0 MW Hydro 1971 Eskom
Gouda Wind Farm 138.0 MW Wind 2015 ACCIONA Energรญa (54.9%); Royal bafokeng Holdings (25.1%); Soul City (10%); Gouda Wind Energy Community Trust (10%)
Gourikwa 740.0 MW Oil 2007 Eskom
Grahamstown 3.5 MW Biomass 2013 Nollen Group
Grassridge Wind Farm 61.5 MW Wind 2015 InnoWind (Pty) Ltd Subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) Group
Greefspan Solar Power Plant 10.0 MW Solar 2012 AE-AMD Independent Power Producer 1 (Pty) Ltd
Grootvlei power station 1190.0 MW Coal 1972 Eskom
Hendrina power station 2000.0 MW Coal 1973 Eskom
Herbert Solar Power Plant 19.0 MW Solar 2013 AE-AMD Independent Power Producer 1 (Pty) Ltd
Hernic Waste Heat Plant 25.47 MW Waste 2013 Hernic Ferrochrome
Hopefield 66.6 MW Wind 2014 Umoya Energy
Jasper Solar Power Plant 96.0 MW Solar 2014 Jasper Solar Park
Jeffrey's Bay Wind Farm 138.0 MW Wind 2014 Globeleq
KaXu Solar Power Plant 100.0 MW Solar 2015 Abengoa Solar
Kalkbult Solar Power Plant 75.0 MW Solar Scatec Solar
Karoo 50.4 MW Solar
Karoo Renewable Energy Facility (Nobelsfontein Wind) 73.8 MW Wind 2014 South African Renewable Green Energy
Kathu CSP 100.0 MW Solar
Kathu Solar Park 100.0 MW Solar Building Power
Kelvin power station 600.0 MW Coal 1964 Aldwych International Ltd
Kendal power station 4116.0 MW Coal 1990 Eskom
Khi Solar Power Plant 50.0 MW Solar 2016 Abengoa Solar
Khobab Wind 140.0 MW Wind Lekela POwer
Klawer Wind Farm 30.0 MW Wind 2014 Energie Baden Wรผrttemberg Kraftwerke AG (Germany) and Private entity G7 Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd (South Africa)
Koeberg 1800.0 MW Nuclear 1984 Eskom
Komati Power Station 1000.0 MW Coal 1963 Eskom
Konkoonsies II Solar Facility 75.0 MW Solar
Konkoonsies Solar Power Plant 11.0 MW Solar 2014 Juwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd
Kriel power station 3000.0 MW Coal 1978 Eskom
Kusile Power Station 794.0 MW Coal 2018 Eskom
Lesedi Solar Power Plant 75.0 MW Solar 2014 Lesedi Solar Park
Lethabo power station 3708.0 MW Coal 1987 Eskom
Letsatsi Solar Power Plant 75.0 MW Solar 2014 Letsatsi Solar Energy Limited
Linde Solar Power Plant 40.0 MW Solar 2014 Scatec Solar
Loeriesfontein 2 140.0 MW Wind 2017 Mainstream Renewable Power / Actis
Lomati 10.1 MW Biomass Lomati Energy
Longyuan Mulilo De Aar Maanhaarberg Wind Energy Facility 100.0 MW Wind Longyuan South Africa Renewables / Mulilo
Longyuan Mulilo Green Energy De Aar 2 North Wind Energy Facility 144.0 MW Wind 2017 Longyuan South Africa Renewables / Mulilo
Majuba power station 4110.0 MW Coal Other, 1999 Eskom
Mariannhill Landfill 2.0 MW Waste Mariannhill Landfill
Matimba power station 3990.0 MW Coal 1989 Eskom
Matla power station 3600.0 MW Coal 1981 Eskom
Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV De Aar 9.7 MW Solar Mulilo
Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska 86.0 MW Solar 2016 Sonnedix
Neusberg 12.57 MW Hydro
Nouport Wind Farm 80.0 MW Wind 2016 Mainstream Renewable Power
Paleisheuwel Solar Power Plant 82.5 MW Solar Electra Capital (Pty) Ltd
Palmiet 400.0 MW Hydro 1988 Eskom
PetroSA Biogas Plant 4.2 MW Waste 2007 The Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa
Port Rex 171.0 MW Gas Oil, 1976 Eskom
Pretoria West power station 180.0 MW Coal 1952
Prieska - Mulilo Solar Power Plant 19.9 MW Solar Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV Prieska
Prieska Solar Plant 86.0 MW Solar 2016 Juwi Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd
Pulida Solar Park 82.5 MW Solar 2017 Enel Green Power
Red Cap 80.0 MW Wind 2015 Red Cap Kouga Wind Farm Ltd
Rooiwal power station 300.0 MW Coal 1966 Tshwane Electricity Division
RustMo1 Solar Power Plant 7.0 MW Solar 2013 Momentous Energy
Sere 100.0 MW Wind 2015 Eskom
Sishen Solar Power Plant 94.3 MW Solar 2014 ACCIONA Energy (51%) Aveng (29%) Soul City (10%) Dibeng Community Solar Energy Trust (10%)
SlimSun Swartland Solar Park 5.0 MW Solar
Solar Capital De Aar I 75.0 MW Solar 2014 Solar Capital
Solar Capital De Aar III 75.0 MW Solar 2015 Eskom
Soutpan Solar Power Plant 28.0 MW Solar Erika Energy (Pty) Ltd
Swartland Solar Power Plant 5.0 MW Solar 2015 SlimSun
Tom Burke Solar Park 66.0 MW Solar 2017 Enel Green Power
Touwsrivier Solar Power Plant 44.19 MW Solar 2014 Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Government Employee Pension Fund (GEPF) SOITEC
Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm 95.0 MW Wind 2016 Exxaro (50%) Tata Power (50%)
Tutuka power station 3654.0 MW Coal 1987 Eskom
Upington Solar Power Plant 8.9 MW Solar 2014 Enel Green Power S.p.a
Van Stadens 27.0 MW Wind 2014 MetroWind
Vanderkloof 240.0 MW Hydro 1977 Eskom
Vredendal Solar Power Plant 10.5 MW Solar 2014 Solairedirect Southern Africa
Waainek Wind Farm 23.0 MW Wind 2016 InnoWind (Pty) Ltd Subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) Group
West Coast 1 94.0 MW Wind 2015 ENGIE (43%) Investec Bank Limited (34.5%) and KTH (20%)
Witkop Solar Power Plant 30.0 MW Solar 2014 Core Energy (Pty) Ltd
Xina One 100.0 MW Solar

Data Information

This data is a derivitive set of data gathered by source mentioned below.

Data Sources

Global Energy Observatory/Google/KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm/Enipedia/World Resources Institute/database.earth