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Savannah Environmental provides a holistic environmental management service to public and private sector clients. Current clients include:
  • Eskom Holdings Limited Generation Division
  • Eskom Holdings Limited Transmission Division
  • Department of Water Affairs
  • Department of Environmental Affairs
  • African Clean Energy Developments
  • South African National Roads Agency Limited
  • East Rand Water Care Company
  • Renewable Energy Investments South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • VentuSA Energy (Pty) Ltd
  • Just Energy
  • Thupela Energy
  • Rainmaker Energy Projects (Pty) Ltd
  • Moyeng Energy (Pty) Ltd
  • BioTherm Energy (Pty) Ltd
  • Windlab Developments South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Exxaro Resources Limited
  • Crenersol (Pty) Ltd
Current projects being undertaken by Savannah Environmental include Basic Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessments and environmental compliance monitoring. Documents for public review are available for download below.

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H2 Energy Power Station Mpumalanga Province H2 Clean Energy (Pty) Ltd


Project Name:  H2 Energy Power Station

Applicant:  H2 Clean Energy (Pty) Ltd

Proposed Activity:  The construction, and operation of a baseload coal-fired combustion power station and associated infrastructure, including: 

• Power station development footprint of approximately 170ha, within a project site of approximately 568ha. 

• Power station with a contracted capacity of up to 600MW. 

• Power generation units utilising Supercritical (SC) or Ultra-supercritical (USC) Pulverised Coal (PC) or Circulating Fluidised Bed (CFB) Boiler Technology.

• Direct or indirect dry (i.e. air) cooling methods.

• Dry ash disposal methods.

• Zero Liquid Effluent Discharge (ZLED) facility.

• Coal to be sourced from the Palesa Coal Mine, located approximately 800m south of the proposed project site, and transferred to the site via overland conveyor.

Project Location: Portions 21, 22 and 23 of the Farm Hartebeestspruit No. 434, 9km south of KwaMhlanga, and 800m north of the Palesa Coal Mine, in the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality (Nkangala District Municipality) in Mpumalanga Province.    

EIA Process: An Integrated Application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) and a Waste Management License (WML) has been prepared for the project. A full Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) process is therefore required to obtain EA in accordance with the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA), and 2014 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations (GNR 982 to GNR 985); and a WML in accordance with the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (No. 59 of 2009) (NEM:WA), and List of Waste Management Activities (GNR 921). The S&EIA process is also being undertaken in support of an application for an Atmospheric Emission License (AEL) required under the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (No. 39 of 2004) (NEM:AQA), and List of Activities resulting in Atmospheric Emissions (GNR 893); and Water Use License (WUL) required under the National Water Act (No. 36 of 1998) (NWA).   

Scoping Report Available for Review: A Scoping Report is available for review and comment. The report is available at the Tweefontein Library (Moloto Road, along the R573), the Kghodwana Cultural Village (R569), and the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality (Stand 24, Kwaggafontein C) from 06 January 2017 – 06 February 2017. The report is also available for download on The due date for written comment is 06 February 2017. 

Notice of Public Meeting:  All interested and affected parties are invited to attend the public meeting to be held on Wednesday 25 January 2017 at 14:00 at the Loopspruit Winery, Route 569 North, Bronkhorstspruit.  


To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:

Gabriele Wood of Savannah Environmental 

Post: P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157 , Johannesburg

Tel: 011 656 3237  |  Fax: 086 684 0547



Scoping Report
Scoping Report 3552.27 KB View
Appendix A - EIA Project Consulting Team & Specialist CV 4093.07 KB View
Appendix B - Correspondence with Authorities (not applicable) 104.84 KB View
Appendix C1 - I&AP Database 66.28 KB View
Appendix C2 - Site Notices & Newspaper Advertisements 1497.49 KB View
Appendix C3 - Background Information Document 2213.54 KB View
Appendix C4 - Organs of State Correspondence 686.61 KB View
Appendix C5 - Stakeholder Correspondence 733.68 KB View
Appendix C6 - Comments Received 652.88 KB View
Appendix C7 - Minutes of Meetings (Not applicable) 91.43 KB View
Appendix C8 - Comments & Responses Report 311.96 KB View
Appendix D - Ecology Scoping Study 1691.86 KB View
Appendix E - Avifaunal Scoping Study 1075.33 KB View
Appendix F - Climate Change Scoping Study 451.53 KB View
Appendix G - Air Quality Scoping Study 828.01 KB View
Appendix H - Surface Water Scoping Study 864.44 KB View
Appendix I - Geohydrology Scoping Study 819.51 KB View
Appendix J - Soils, LandUse and Agriculture Potential Scoping Study 1109 KB View
Appendix J1 - Soils, LandUse and Agriculture Potential Scoping Study peer Review 13.06 KB View
Appendix K - Archaeology and Heritage Scoping Study 810.86 KB View
Appendix L - Palaeontology Scoping Study 507 KB View
Appendix M - Noise Scoping Study 1250.3 KB View
Appendix N - Visual Scoping Study 3673.3 KB View
Appendix O - Socio-Economic Scoping Study 913.73 KB View

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