Houthaalbomen PV Cluster and Associated Infrastructure

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESSES

HOUTHAALBOOMEN PHOTOVOLTAIC CLUSTER CONSISTING OF THE BARLERIA PV, DICOMA PV AND SETARIA PV FACILITIES & ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE

NORTH WEST PROVINCE

Proposed Activity and Location: The development of three (3) separate solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities and associated infrastructure on sites located approximately 5km north -west of the town of Lichtenburg, in the North West Province.The projects are located in the Ditsobotla Local Municipality within the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality.

The following infrastructure will be developed for each of respective PV facilities:

  • Solar PV modules and mounting structures
  • Inverters and transformers
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
  • Site and internal access roads (up to 8m wide)
  • Site offices and maintenance buildings, including workshop areas for maintenance and storage.
  • Temporary and permanent laydown area
  • Grid connection solution (two alternative locations assessed) within a 100m wide corridor, including:
  • 33kV cabling between the project components and the facility substation
  • A 132kV facility substation
  • A 132kV Eskom switching station
  • A Loop-in-Loop out (LILO) overhead 132kV power line between the Eskom switching station and the existing Delareyville Munic–Watershed 1 88kV power line.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Reports available for review:  The EIA Reports for each of the projects are available for review and comment from Monday, 07 February 2022 until Wednesday, 09 March 2022.  The reports are available for download from Savannah Environmental website: https://savannahsa.com/public-documents/energy-generation/houthaalbomen-pv-cluster/.  To obtain further information on the projects and to register on the projects’ databases, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the projects, in writing, to Savannah Environmental.

Public Participation Process Meetings: Interested and affected parties (I&APs) are invited to attend any one of the two public participation process meetings which will take place on Tuesday, 22 February 2022 at 14:00 and 18:00. The meetings are being hosted via MS Teams, in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, as well as to ensure that attendance is unrestricted. Please contact Nicolene Venter / Lehlogonolo Mashego (details below) to receive the virtual link for attendance.

Nicolene Venter / Lehlogonolo Mashego of Savannah Environmental

P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157

Tel: 011 656 3237

Fax: 086 684 0547

Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Website: www.savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

If you have already registered your interest click on “View Downloads“.

Barleria PV

Setaria PV

If you have not registered your interest click on “Register Interest“, fill in and submit the form.

Barleria PV

Setaria PV

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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