SBPM & SCSC SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC FACILITIES AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURES

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESSES

SBPM & SCSC SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC FACILITIES AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURES, FOR THE SIYANDA BAKGATLA PLATINUM MINE, WITHIN THE THABAZIMBI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, LIMPOPO PROVINCE AND THE MOSES KOTANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY, NORTH WEST PROVINCE

Proposed Activity and Location: The development of two (2) separate solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities and associated infrastructure on sites located approximately 6.5km west of the town of Northam, in the Limpopo Province. The projects are located in the Thabazimbi Local Municipality within the Waterberg District Municipality.  The proposed grid connection routes for the PV developments for the Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mine extend to the North West Province within the Moses Kotane Local Municipality and the Bojanala Platinum District Municipality.  The projects are proposed on the following properties:

 

Applicant Project Name Affected Property
Main Street 1886 Proprietary Limited SBPM Solar PV Solar PV:

»      Portion 4 of Farm Grootkuil 409

Grid connection:

»      Portion 3 of Farm Grootkuil 409

»      Portion 4 of Farm Grootkuil 409

»      Portion 5 of Farm Grootkuil 409

»      Portion 0 of Farm Spitskop 410

»      Portion 0 of Farm Turfbult 404

»      Portion 1 of Farm Zwartklip 405

»      Portion 2 of Farm Zwartklip 405

Main Street 1887 Proprietary Limited SCSC Solar PV

 

Solar PV:

»      Portion 3 of Farm Grootkuil 409

Grid connection:

»      Portion 3 of Farm Grootkuil 409

»      Portion 4 of Farm Grootkuil 409

»      Portion 5 of Farm Grootkuil 409

»      Portion 0 of Farm Spitskop 410

»      Portion 0 of Farm Turfbult 404

»      Portion 1 of Farm Zwartklip 405

»      Portion 2 of Farm Zwartklip 405

The following infrastructure will be developed for each of respective PV facilities:

  • 100MW Solar PV array comprising PV modules and mounting structures.
  • Inverters and transformers.
  • Cabling between the project components.
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).
  • On-site facility substation and power lines between the solar PV facility and the Mine and Eskom substation.
  • Site offices, Security office, operations and control, and maintenance and storage laydown areas.
  • Access roads, internal distribution roads

Application for Environmental Authorisation: Separate applications for Environmental Authorisation (EA) in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) and the Environmental Assessment Regulations, 2014, as amended, (GNR 326) are to be submitted for the projects to the Department of Forestry, Fishery and the Environment (DFFE).

Scoping Report available for public review and comment:  A Scoping Report in support of the Application for Environmental Authorisation has been compiled and available for review and comment. Visit out online stakeholder engagement platform at (https://savannahsa.com/public-documents/energy-generation/. Scoping Report is from Friday 03 June 2022 to Monday 04 July 2022. To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to:

Nondumiso Bulunga of Savannah Environmental
Post: P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Johannesburg
Tel: 011 656 3237 / Fax: 086 684 0547
Mobile: 060 978 8396
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

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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