PROPOSED KOLKIES SUITE PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR ENERGY FACILITIES, BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED ELECTRICAL GRID INFRASTRUCTURE (EGI) NEAR CERES, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE
Applicant: South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Developments (Pty) Ltd.
Proposed Activity: Establishment six (6) Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Energy facilities (SEF), Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and associated Electrical Grid Infrastructure (EGI) connecting the facilities to the national grid at the existing Eskom 765kV Kappa Substation. Infrastructure associated with the projects will include:
|Solar Energy Facilities||Electrical Grid Connections|
Project Location: Approximately 65km north-east of Ceres along the R365, within the Witzenberg Local Municipality, Cape Winelands District Municipality, Western Cape Province.
|Kolkies PV Suite (six (6) PV Solar Energy Facilities developments)||Kolkies Grid Suite (six (6) EGI Connection developments)|
|Projects (100MW respectively)||Property/ies||Projects (132kV respectively)||Property/ies|
|Vygie PV SEF||
|Lily PV SEF||Lily EGI|
|Kolkies PV SEF||Kolkies EGI|
|Erica PV SEF||Erica EGI|
|Compton PV SEF||Compton EGI|
|Scholtzbos PV SEF||Scholtzbos EGI|
Basic 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, and GN R114 (February 2018), a Basic Assessment is required for each project associated with the Kolkies Suite. Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required basic assessment and public participation processes for these projects.
Extension of review and comment period for Basic Assessment Reports: The review and comment period for the BA Reports has been extended with an additional 30-days and will now end on Monday, 20 September 2021. The final date to submit comments is, Monday, 20 September 2021.
To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to the contact person below :
Nicolene Venter of Savannah Environmental
Post: PO Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
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