Pienaarspoort Wind Energy Facility 1


Applicant:  Pienaarspoort Wind Energy Facility 1 (Pty) Ltd


Proposed Activity: The development of the Pienaarspoort Wind Energy Facility 1 with a contracted capacity of up to 310MW.  The facility will include up to 50 wind turbines, on-site facility substation, collector substation, turbine foundations and hardstands, temporary laydown, cabling, main and internal access roads, temporary concrete batching plant; and Operation and Maintenance buildings including a gate house, security building, control centre, offices, warehouses and a workshop.


Location: The development is proposed on Portion 0 of the Farm Bruwelsfontein, approximately 30km north-east of Touws River and 34km north-west of Matjiesfontein in the Witzenberg Local and the Cape Winelands District Municipalities, in the Western Cape.  The site falls within the Komsberg Renewable Energy Development Zone (REDZ).


Basic Assessment Process: 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, Environmental Authorisation is required for the projects.  As the project site is located within a REDZ, a Basic Assessment (BA) process is required to be undertaken in accordance with GNR114 (February 2018).  Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required environmental assessments and a combined public participation process.


Basic Assessment (BA) Report Available for Review: A BA Report is available for review and comment.  The report can be viewed at https://savannahsa.com/public-documents/energy-generation/pienaarspoort-wef-1-2/ from Friday, 12 March 2021 until Thursday, 15 April 2021.  The due date for written comment is Thursday, 15 April 2021.


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

P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157

Tel: 011 656 3237

Mobile: 060 978 8396

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 you interest click on “View Downloads”.

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

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