Crossroads Green Energy Cluster of Renewable Energy Facilities

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORTS FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

AND INVITATION TO PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF THE CROSSROADS GREEN ENERGY CLUSTER (PHASE 1) OF RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES AND GRID CONNECTION INFRASTRUCTURE, PIXLEY KA SEME DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY, NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE

 Applicants: Akuo Energy Afrique

 Proposed Activity: Crossroads Green Energy Cluster (Phase 1) entails the development of nine (9) Solar PV facilities.  The following infrastructure will be associated with the developments.

  • Solar PV array comprising PV modules and mounting structures (monofacial or bifacial and a single axis tracking system)
  • Inverters and transformers
  • Cabling between the project components
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
  • On-site facility substation and power lines between the solar PV facility and the Eskom substation (to be confirmed and assessed through a separate process)
  • Site offices, Security office, operations and control, and maintenance and storage laydown areas
  • Access roads, internal distribution roads

Each renewable energy facility will be constructed and operated as a separate stand-alone project and therefore, separate Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) processes are being undertaken for each of the renewable energy facilities.  The Grid Infrastructure for the projects are to be confirmed in consultation with Eskom and will be assessed through a separate EIA process.

Project Location: The projects are located approximately 20km north of Philipstown and 30km west of Petrusville within the Renosterberg Local Municipality and the greater Pixley ka Seme District Municipality, Northern Cape Province.

Environmental Impact Assessment Processes:  In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with Government Notice R324 – R327, as amended, an EIA process is required for each renewable energy facility.  Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required EIA, and public participation processes for these projects.

Environmental Impact Assessment Reports available for review & comment:  The Environmental Impact Assessment Reports for the projects are available for download, review & comment. The 30-day review & comment period of the Environmental Impact Assessment Reports are as follows:

Project Review period
Tafelkop Solar PV Koppy Alleen Solar PV Vrede Solar PV Monday, 29 May 2023 to Thursday, 29 June 2023
Zionsheuvel Solar PV Amper Daar Solar PV Wag-‘n-Bietjie Solar PV Wednesday, 31 May 2023 to Monday, 03 July 2023
Ruspoort Solar PV1 Ruspoort Solar PV2 Middelplaas Solar PV Friday, 02 June 2023 to Monday, 03 July 2023

Invitation to Public Meetings: Interested and affected parties (I&APs) are invited to attend any one of the Public Meetings which will take place as follows:

DATE TIME VENUE
07 June 2023 10h00 – 11h30 Philipstown Town Hall, Phillipstown
14h00 – 15h30 Petrusville Town Hall, Petrusville
08 June 2023 10h00 – 11h30 Keurtjieskloof Hall, Vanderkloof

Attendance can also be joined via MS Teams – please contact Nicolene Venter (details below) to register your attendance and to receive the MS Teams link.

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

Nicolene Venter of Savannah Environmental

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

Documents for public review are available for download.

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