Buffelspoort PV Energy Facility


Applicant: Buffelspoort Solar Project (Pty) Ltd.

Proposed Activity: The development of a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Facility and associated infrastructure with a proposed generation capacity of up to 40MWp to generate electricity for exclusive use by a private offtaker. Infrastructure associated with the Solar PV Energy Facility will include the following

  • Solar PV arrays comprising PV panels and mounting structures.
  • Inverters and transformers.
  • Cabling between the arrays.
  • Onsite facility substation.
  • 88kV single circuit overhead power line for the distribution of the generated power, which will be connected to an existing 88kV Substation just north of the proposed project site.
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) – to be initiated at a much later stage than the Solar PV Energy Facility.
  • Temporary laydown area.
  • Operations and Maintenance (O&M) building, which will include a site security office, warehouse, storage area and workshop.
  • Main access road (existing – to be upgraded with hard surface) and internal (new) gravel roads.
  • Fencing around the site, including an access gate.

Project Location: Portions 75 and 134 of the Farm Buffelspoort 343JQ, located approximately 6km west of Mooinooi, within the jurisdiction of the Rustenburg Local Municipality and the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality in the North-West Province.

Scoping & Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) Processes:  In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with Government Notice R324 – R327, as amended, a S&EIA process is required for the proposed Buffelspoort Solar PV Energy Facility. Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required S&EIA, and public participation processes for this Project.

EIA Report Available for Review & Comment: The EIA Report for the project will be available for download, review, and comment on the Savannah Environmental website (https://savannahsa.com/public-documents/energy-generation/). The 30-day review & comment period of the EIA Report is from Friday, 04 November 2022 until Monday, 05 December 2022. The final day to submit a comment is Monday, 05 December 2022.

To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to the contact person below.

Bregardia Rabbie of Savannah Environmental
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Mobile: 060 978 8396
Fax: 086 684 0547
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com
Website: www.savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

Please click on the “Register Interest” button to obtain the Registration Code to access the project’s documents under the “View Download Page.”