NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORTS FOR THE GRID CONNECTION INFRASTRUCTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PIXLEY PARK RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS, NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE
Applicant: Carolus Solar PV1 (Pty) Ltd, Wagt Solar PV1 (Pty), Riet Fountain Solar PV1 (Pty) and Fountain Solar PV1 (Pty)
Proposed Activity: The development of the associated Grid Connection Infrastructure (EGI) for each of the four Pixley Park PV facilities~10km East of the town of De Aar within the Emthanjeni Local Municipality and in the greater Pixley ka Seme District Municipality, Northern Cape Province. The Pixley Park PV Facilities include:
- Carolus Solar PV1: Up to 120MW
- Fountain Solar PV1: Up to 120MW
- Wagt Solar PV1: Up to 250MW
- Riet Fountain Solar PV1: Up to 250MW
The grid connection infrastructure associated with each facility includes a132kV overhead power line, onsite 132kV Eskom switching station and access roads to substation sites.
Facility Switching Substations: Located on the following farms:
|Portion 4 of Farm Riet Fountain No.6||Portion 1 of Farm Riet Fountain No.6|
|Remaining Extent of Farm Wagt en Bittje No.5||Portion 3 of Farm Carolus Poort 3|
Electrical Grid Infrastructure: Corridor alternatives traversing the following properties:
|Portion 4 of Farm Riet Fountain No.6||Remaining Extent of the Farm Wagt en Bittje No. 5||Remaining extent of Wag ‘n Bietjie Annex C 137|
|Portion 1 of Farm Riet Fountain No.6||Portion 3 of Farm Carolus Poort No.3||Remaining Extent of Farm Vetlaagte 4|
All projects and associated infrastructures are located within the Emthanjeni Local Municipality and in the greater Pixley ka Seme District Municipality, Northern Cape Province.
Environmental Assessment Processes: 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 each of the proposed grid connections associated with the four (4) solar developments.
Basic Assessment Reports available for public review and comment: Please note that the review and comment period for the Basic Assessment Reports (BARs) drafted in support of each of the Applications for Environmental Authorisation for the grid connection infrastructure is extended until 14 November 2022.
To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to:
Nicolene Venter 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.”