Table 2: Sol Plaatje power station specification

Sol Plaatje dam full supply level 1627.26masl
Tailwater level (varies) 1616.50masl
Gross head 10.76m
Rated flow 25 m3/sec
Maximum flow 29 m3/sec
Rated generator 2.55 MW
Annual generation Approx 19GWhr/yr
Load factor (% time plant runs at rated capacity) 80%
Lowest founding level below tailwater 10m
Weight of generator 30t
Diameter of turbine 3.14m
Turbine type Full Kaplan
Construction period 27 months
Total approximated cost R40M (approx US$5.9M)