Harmony One Solar PV

HARMONY ONE PLANT SOLAR PV FACILITY, FREE STATE PROVINCE

Applicant: Freegold Harmony (Pty) Ltd

Proposed Activity:

Freegold Harmony (Pty) Ltd (a subsidiary of Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd) is looking to supplement its energy supply by implementing Photovoltaic (PV) generation, aiding their transition to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly energy mix.

The development of a solar photovoltaic (PV) facility with a generating capacity of 30MW is proposed south-west of the Witpan dam, south of the Harmony One Gold Plant operations, approximately ~14km north west of the town of Virginia within the Matjhabeng Local Municipality and within the Lejweleputswa District Municipality, Free State Province.  The PV facility is located on the Remaining Extent of the Farm Marmageli 20 and Remaining Extent of the Farm Welkom 80 and is owned by the Mine.  The solar PV development will be known as Harmony One Plant Solar PV Facility.

The infrastructure associated with the 30MW solar PV facility will include:

  • 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 to be connected to the existing Brandgold Substation via an overhead power line.

The Scoping Report is now available for review & comment.  The 30-day review and comment period is from 24 August 2022 to 23 September 2022.  The final day to submit written comment is 23 September 2022.

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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