Grid Connection Infrastructure for the Zonnequa Wind Farm & Namas Wind Farm

Grid Connection Infrastructure for the Zonnequa Wind Farm (DFFE Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/1/2033) & Namas Wind Farm (DFFE Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/1/2032)

Applicant:

Grid connection infrastructure for the Zonnequa Wind Farm Genesis Zonnequa Wind (Pty) Ltd
Grid connection infrastructure for the Namas Wind Farm Genesis Namas Wind (Pty) Ltd

Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the grid connection infrastructure for the Zonnequa Wind Farm in the Northern Cape was issued on 18 November 2019 (DFFE Ref No.: 14/12/16/3/3/1/2033) and for the Namas Wind Farm in the Northern Cape was issued on 26 November 2019 (DEFF Ref No.: 14/12/16/3/3/1/2032).  The following amendments are proposed for the authorisations above:

  1. Amendment of the co-ordinates of the substation / switching station positions to be in line with the amended Facility EAs issued in January 2020.
  2. Amendment of the corridor width from the authorised 300m to 600m (to be 300m east and west of the 400 kV line in order to ensure the power line can be constructed in line with Eskom’s requirements).
  3. The corridor / envelope around Gromis MTS to be expanded to allow entry to the 132 kV yard from the north.

Project Location: The sites fall within Nama Khoi Local Municipality within the Namakwa District Municipality. Grid connection infrastructure for the Namas & Zonnequa Wind Farms is to be constructed on the following properties:

Zonnequa Wind Farm Grid Connection Infrastructure Namas Wind Farm Grid Connection Infrastructure
»      Remaining extent of the Farm Zonnekwa 326

»      Remaining extent of the Farm Honde Vlei 325

»      Remaining extent of the Farm Kannabieduin 324

»      Remaining extent of the Farm Sand Kop 322

»      Remaining extent of the Farm Mannels Vley 321

»      Remaining extent of the Farm Dikgat 195

»      Portion 15 of the Farm Dikgat 195

»      Portion 2 Pienaars Bult No. 317

»      Portion 4 of the Farm Dikgat 195

»      Portion 3 of the Farm Zonnekwa 328

»      Portion 2 of the Farm Zonnekwa 328

»      Portion 1 of the Farm Zonnekwa 326

»      Remaining extent of the Farm Zonnekwa 326

»      Remaining extent of the Farm Honde Vlei 325

»      Remaining extent of the Farm Kannabieduin 324

»      Remaining extent of the Farm Sand Kop 322

»      Remaining extent of the Farm Mannels Vley 321

»      Remaining extent of the Farm Dikgat 195

»      Portion 15 of the Farm Dikgat 195

»      Remaining Extent of Farm Rooivlei 327

»      Portion 2 Pienaars Bult No. 317

»      Portion 4 of the Farm Dikgat 195

In terms of Condition 5 of the Environmental Authorisation dated 28 May 2015 and Regulation 31 of the EIA Regulations of December 2014, as amended, the applicants have submitted applications to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment for an amendment to the approved project description in the EAs.

Motivation Report(s) available for public review and comment:  Savannah Environmental has compiled Motivation Reports in support of the Amendment Applications.  The Motivation Reports are available for public review and comment between 24 May 2021 and 24 June 2021. The Motivation Reports can be downloaded from Savannah Environmental’ s website (https://savannahsa.com/public-documents/grid-infrastructure/). The due date for written comment is 24 June 2021.

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

Nicolene Venter at Savannah Environmental
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Fax: 086 684 0547
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com
Website: www.savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

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

Register Interest - Namas WEF
Register Interest - Zonnequa WEF

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