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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 Power Station
Kendal Power Station.jpg
Location of Kendal Power Station in South Africa
CountrySouth Africa
Coordinates26°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
Commission date1988[1]
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Power generation
Units operational6
Nameplate capacity4,116 Megawatt[2]



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.[4]

Power generationEdit

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 alsoEdit


  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. Archived from the original on 6 May 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
  3. ^ "AEMFC readies for second mine as losses mount". Mining MX. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Eskom Kendal Power Station, Mpumalanga, South Africa | Phone: +27 13 647 9111". Retrieved 2018-03-05.

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