Buffelspoort WULA

NOTICE OF WATER USE LICENCE APPLICATION AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF THE BUFFELSPOORT SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) ENERGY FACILITY AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE NEAR MOOINOOI, NORTH-WEST PROVINCE

 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 45MWp 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.

Proposed Water Uses Activities: Section 21 (a) Taking water from a water resource.

  • Section 21 (c) Impeding or diverting the flow of water in a watercourse.
  • Section 21 (g) Disposing of waste in a manner which may detrimentally impact on a water resource.
  • Section 21 (i) Altering the bed, banks, courses or characteristics of a watercourse.

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.

Water Use License Application (WULA) Process:  In terms of Section 21of the National Water Act (No 36 of 1998), a WULA process is required for the proposed Buffelspoort Solar PV Energy Facility.  Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required WULA, and public participation processes for this Project.

WULA Report Available for Review & Comment: The WULA Report for the project will be available for download, review, and comment. The 60-day review & comment period of the WULA Report is from Friday, 18 August 2023 until Wednesday, 18 October 2023. The final day to submit a comment is Wednesday, 18 October 2023.

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.

Cornelius Holtzhausen of Savannah Environmental
Post: PO Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237   |   Fax: 086 684 0547
Mobile: 060 978 8396
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

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