San Solar PV Facility



Applicant: San Solar Energy (Pty) Ltd

 Activity: 100MW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Facility and associated infrastructure, including

  • PV modules and mounting structures
  • Inverters and transformers
  • Cabling between the panels, to be laid underground where practical
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
  • Site and internal access roads (up to 8m wide)
  • Laydown area
  • O&M buildings including offices, warehouse, and workshop areas
  • Grid connection solution including a 132kV facility substation, 132kV switching station to be connected via a LILO connection to the Fox-Umtu 132kV overhead power line located ~1.5km south of the site.

Project Location: Remaining extent of the Farm Wincanton 472, approximately 16km north west of the town of Kathu in the Northern Cape Province within the Gamagara Local Municipality

Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) Process: In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with Government Notice R324 to R327, as amended, a S&EIA process is required for the facility.  Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required S&EIA and public participation process for the project.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report available for review: The EIA Report of the project is available for review and comment from 28 June 2022 until 28 July 2022. The report is available for download from Savannah Environmental website:  The final date to submit written comment is 28 July 2022.

 Public Participation Process Meeting: Interested and affected parties (I&APs) are invited to attend a public participation process meeting which will take place on Tuesday, 12 July 2022 at 17:30. The meeting is being hosted via MS Teams to ensure that attendance is unrestricted.

To obtain further information on the project, register on the project database or to receive the virtual link for the meeting, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:

Nondumiso Bulunga at Savannah Environmental
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Mobile: 060 978 8396 (including Please Call Me)
Fax: 086 684 0547

Documents for public review are available for download.

Please click on the “Register Interest” button to obtain the Registration Code to access the project’s documents under the “View Download Page.”

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