Stormberg Cluster

LOPERBERG (DFFE REF: 12/12/20/1778/2), MALABAR (DFFE REF: 12/12/20/1778/3), AND SPREEUKLOOF (DFFE REF: 12/12/20/1778/5) WIND ENERGY FACILITIES, NEAR MOLTENO, EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

Projects and Applications:

Project Title Applicant Affected properties
1.      Loperberg Wind Energy Facility Loperberg Wind Energy Facility (Pty) Ltd Bushman’s Hoek No.3, Portion 6 and 7 of the Farm Paardekraal 64, Portion 1 and 3 and the Remaining Extent of the Farm Uitkeyk No. 67, Portion 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9 of Farm Cypher Gat No. 69
2.      Malabar Wind Energy facility Malabar Wind Energy Facility (Pty) Ltd Portion 1 and Portion 6 and the Remaining Extent of the Farm Cypher Gat 69, The Farm Highlands No.72, Portion 1 and 4 of Farm Tol Kop 84, and the Farm Post Houers Hoek 96.
3.      Spreeukloof Wind Energy Facility Spreeukloof Wind Energy Facility (Pty) Ltd Portion18 of the Farm Spreeukloof 59.
The Applicants are requesting the following amendments:

»     An increase of total generation capacity of the facility (associated with Loperberg WEF and Malabar WEF) by 9.9MW each

»     Extension of the validity of the Environmental Authorisation (associated with all three projects) by an additional 3 years

Amendment Process: In terms of Conditions 6 of the EA dated 02 November 2012 and Regulation 29 of the EIA Regulations 2014, as amended, it is possible for an applicant to apply, in writing, to the competent authority for a change or deviation from the project description to be approved.  An application in this regard has been submitted to the DFFE who have confirmed that the applications fall within the ambit of a Part 1 amendment process.  A public participation process is required to be undertaken in support of these applications in accordance with the requirements of the DFFE.

Motivation Report available for public review and comment:  Savannah Environmental has compiled a Motivation Report in support of the Amendment Applications (Part 1 amendment).  The Motivation Reports and supporting documentation will be available for public review and comment from Tuesday, 26 July 2022 to Friday, 26 August 2022.  The Motivation Reports can be downloaded from Savannah Environmental’s website https://savannahsa.com/public-documents/.  The due date for written comment will be Friday, 22 August 2022.

To obtain further information, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:

Documents for public review are available for download.

Please click publicprocess@savannahsa.com to access the document.

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