Tutuka Power Station in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is a coal-fired power plant operated by Eskom.

The station has six 609MW units with a total installed capacity of 3,654MW with turbine Maximum Continuous Rating at 38.00% .

Location: Between Standerton and Bethal, approximately 25 km from Standerton in Mpumalanga.

Employees: Approximately 950

Technical details:

  • Six 609MW units
  • Installed capacity: 3 654MW
  • 2001 capacity: 3 510MW
  • Design efficiency at rated turbine MCR (%): 38.00%
  • Ramp rate: 33.33% per hour
  • Average availability over last 3 years: 93.41%
  • Average production over last 3 years: 8 962GWh

History: Tutuka's first unit was put in commercial on 1 June 1985 and the last unit on 4 June 1990. The station is 15 years old this year.

General: Tutuka is an important link in the 765kV extra-high-voltage transmission system linking Mpumalanga with the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.