Krypton MTS and Grid Connection Infrastructure

NOTICE OF BASIC ASSESSMENT AND

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS

KRYPTON MAIN TRANSMISSION SUBSTATION (MTS) AND ASSOCIATED GRID CONNECTION INFRSTRUCTURE, NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE

 Applicant:  Akuo Energy Afrique

Proposed Activity: The development of the 400kV Krypton Main Transmission Substation (MTS) and associated 400kV Loop In Loop Out (LILO) transmission lines, connecting into the two existing 400kV transmission lines situated to the south of the MTS site, namely: Hydra Perseus 2 and Hydra Perseus 3 (i.e. 4 lines in total).  The Krypton MTS has a planned maximum export capacity of 1500 MVA. The power lines will be approximately 9km in length from the Krypton MTS to the furthest 400kV transmission line (Hydra-Perseus 2) and will be a maximum height of 60m.

Proposed Location: The Krypton MTS site is located on portions 1 and 5 of the Farm Koppy Alleen 83 with the transmission line LILO route located on Portions 1 and 4 of the Farm Koppy Alleen 83 and the Remaining Extent of the Farm Bokken Kraal 81 in the Renosterberg Local Municipality in the greater Pixley ka Seme District Municipality in the Northern Cape Province.  The project site is located approximately 20km north of Philipstown and 30km west of Petrusville.

Basic Assessment Process:  In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with the EIA Regulations, GNR 982-985 of 4 December 2014, as amended, a Basic Assessment process is required to be undertaken in support of an application for authorisation for the proposed Krypton MTS.

Basic Assessment Report available for review & comment:  The Basic Assessment (BA) Report is available for review and comment from Friday, 26 January 2024 until Monday, 26 February 2023.

To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to:

Nicolene Venter of Savannah Environmental

P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Mobile: 060 978 8396 (including pls call me)
Fax: 086 684 0547
Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for downloadClick here

Alternatively, you can contact the Public Participation team at publicprocess@savannahsa.com to register your interest in the project.

Contact Savannah Environmental

If you would like further details, please do not hesitate to contact any member of
our Environmental team at +27 (0)11 656 3237 / +27 (0)11 656 3256

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