Pienaarspoort Wind Energy Facility 1 and Pienaarspoort Wind Energy Facility 2, Western Cape Province
Project Name: Pienaarspoort Wind Energy Facility 1 and Pienaarspoort Wind Energy Facility 2, Western Cape Province
Applicant: Pienaarspoort Wind Energy Facility 1 (Pty) Ltd and Pienaarspoort Wind Energy Facility 2 (Pty) Ltd
Proposed Activity: The development of a wind farm with a contracted capacity of up to 310MW which will include up to 50 wind turbines and associated infrastructure including an on-site facility substation; collector substation; turbine foundations and turbine hardstands; main and internal access roads; temporary laydown areas; cabling between the turbines; temporary concrete batching plant; and Operation and Maintenance buildings.
Location: The project site is located approximately 5km south-east of the existing Kappa Substation and 30km north-east of the town of Touws River in the Witzenberg Local Municipality and the Cape Winelands District Municipality. The site falls within Focus Area 2 of the Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZ), which is known as the Komsberg REDZ. The project site comprises of one affected property, namely Portion 0 of the Farm Bruwels Fontein 249.
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 project. As the project site is located within a REDZ, a Basic Assessment (BA) process is required to be undertaken in accordance with GN114 (February 2018). Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required environmental assessment and public participation process.
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