Harmony Joel Solar PV

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS HARMONY JOEL SOLAR PV FACILITY, THEUNISSEN, FREE STATE PROVINCE

Applicant: Freegold Harmony (Pty) Ltd

Activity: The development of a solar photovoltaic (PV) facility with a generating capacity of up to 18MW and associated infrastructure, including:

»PV modules and mounting structures.

»Inverters and transformers a SCADA room, and maintenance room.

»Cabling between the project components, to be laid underground where practical.

»Access roads, internal roads and fencing around the development area.

»Temporary and permanent laydown areas.

»Grid connection infrastructure including an on-site facility substation and a switching substation which willtie-in to Shafts 1 & 2 HJ Joel Mining via a power line.

Project Location:~20km north east of the town of Theunissen within the Masilonyana Local Municipality and within the Lejweleputswa District Municipality, Free State Province. The PV facility is located on the Remainder of the Farm Leeuwbult 580 and is owned by the Mine.

Scoping & Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) Processes: In terms of Sections 24 & 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, and Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required S&EIA and public participation process for this project.

Scoping Report available for Review & Comment: The Scoping Report is available for review and comment and can be downloaded from the Savannah Environmental website (savannahsa.com/public-documents/energy-generation/). The 30-day review and comment period of the Scoping Report is from 14 November 2022 to 14 December 2022.

To obtain further information and register on the project database and submit comments or queries, please refer to the contact information:

Nicolene Venter of Savannah Environmental
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237 / Fax: 086 684 0547
Mobile: 060 978 8396 (including pls call me)
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

Please click https://savannahsa.com/public-documents/energy-generation/harmony-joel-solar-pv/ to access the document.

Contact Savannah Environmental

If you would like further details, please do not hesitate to contact any member of
our Environmental team at +27 (0)11 656 3237 / +27 (0)11 656 3256

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