Hyperion Thermal Generation Facilities

Development of a Thermal Power Dual Fuel Facility to form part of a Hybrid Facility, Near Kathu, Northern Cape Province

Applicant:  Hyperion Solar Development(Pty) Ltd.

Proposed Activity:  The development of a hybrid generation facility consisting of a dispatchable, dual fuel (liquid or gas) thermal generation plant that will work in combination with the authorised Hyperion PV1 and PV2 Solar Energy Facility (SEF) complex. The power generated by the thermal facility and authorised Hyperion PV facility complex will connect via an overhead 132kV power line. The thermal generation plant will include the following infrastructure:

»           Reciprocating Gas Engines

»           Access road

»           Truck entrance and parking facility

»           Regasification plant and fuel preparation plant

»           Dry cooling system for operating oils/chemicals

»           Fuel off-loading facility

»           Fuel storage facility

»           Water demineralisation plant

»           Cabling, Operations & Maintenance building, fencing, warehouses and workshops

Location: The proposed thermal power facility and associated infrastructure are located approximately 22km north of Kathu within in the Gamagara Local Municipality which falls within jurisdiction of the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality, Northern Cape Province on the Remainder of the Farm 432, Remainder of the Farm 457, Portion 1 of the Farm 457 and Portion 2 of the Farm 457. The proposed thermal power facility is to be located within the authorised Hyperion PV1 & PV2 SEF site. 

Environmental Impact Assessment Process: In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with the EIA Regulations, GNR 982-985 of 4 December 2014, as amended, an EIA process is required to be undertaken for the proposed 75MW Thermal Power Dual Fuel facility and its associated infrastructure.

Atmospheric Emissions Licence: In terms of Section 38 (3) of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, No. 39 of 2004 an AEL is required for the proposed 75MW Thermal Power Dual Fuel facility and its associated infrastructure.

Heritage Permit: In terms of Sections 27(18), 29(10) and 34(1) of the National Heritage Resources Act (No.25 of 1999) a Heritage permit is required for the proposed Hybrid facility and its associated infrastructure

EIA & AIR Reports Available for Review: The EIA and AIR Reports are available for review and comment.  These reports can be viewed at https://savannahsa.com/public-documents/energy-generation/ from Friday, 12 February 2021 until Monday, 15 March 2021. The due date for written comment is 15 March 2021.

Public Participation Process: Savannah Environmental (Pty) Ltd has been appointed as the independent environmental consultant responsible for undertaking the EIA and Public Participation processes in support of these applications for EA.  To obtain further information on the projects and to register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project as per the details below.

Consultation Meetings:  Consultation meetings will be held with relevant I&APs and stakeholders via an appropriate forum during the review period.  Should you wish to be included in these meetings or receive further information on the project please contact us as per the details below.


Nicolene Venter of Savannah Environmental

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Tel: 011 656 3237

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Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

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