Pretoria West power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-SouthAfricaCoal}}Pretoria West power station is a 180-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Gauteng, South Africa.


The map below shows the location of the plant, near Pretoria, Tshwane Municipality, Gauteng.

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Background on Plant

Pretoria West power station is a coal-fired power plant with a total capacity of 180 MW. The plant was built in 1952, and is owned by Tshwane Electricity Division.[1]

In April 2015 the City of Tshwane said it was seeking proposals to renovate two coal-fired power plants to their original design capacity: Pretoria West power station and Rooiwal power station. Both are operating considerably below their capacity partly because they have been designed to use anthracite, a grade of coal that is more profitable to export.[2]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Tshwane Electricity Division
  • Parent company: Tshwane Electricity Division
  • Location: Pretoria, Tshwane Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Coordinates: -25.75839, 28.14667 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: 180 MW (Units 1-6: 30 MW)
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: 1952
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source: anthracite
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Rooiwal Coal Power Station South Africa, Global Energy Observatory, accessed Sept. 2015.
  2. "Tshwane Seeks Proposals to Renovate Coal-Fired Power Plants," Bloomberg, Apr 28, 2015

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