Harmony Joel Solar PV


Applicant: Freegold Harmony (Pty) Ltd

Activity: The development of a solar 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 and O&M buildings.
  • Grid connection solution including an on-site facility substation and switching substation, to be connected via an overhead power line to the Shafts 1 & 2 HJ Joel Mining Substation (located ~830m south west of the development footprint).

Project Location: The PV facility is located on Portion 0 of the Farm Leeuwbult 580.  The site is owned by Freegold Harmony (Pty) Ltd and 900m north east of the Harmony Joel operations, approximately ~20km north east of the town of Theunissen, Free State Province.

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 S&EIA and public participation process.

EIA Report available for Review & Comment: The EIA Report is available for review and comment for 30-days from 24 March 2023 to 26 April 2023.

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.

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