Watt and Witpoortjie Solar PV EGI Connection

NOTICE OF BASIC ASSESSMENT AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS

WATT AND WITPOORTJIE SOLAR PV ELECTRICITY GRID INFRASTRUCTURE (EGI) CONNECTION, GAUTENG

 Applicant:  Witpoortjie Solar PV (Pty) Ltd

Activity: The development of electricity grid infrastructure (EGI) associated with Watt Solar PV Facility (GAUT 002/23-24/E3787) and Witpoortjie Solar PV Facility (GAUT 002/23-24/E3788).  Associated infrastructure includes:

  • An 88kV Collector substation located on Remaining Extent of Portion 3 of the Farm Rooikraal 156.
  • An 88kV double circuit OHL to connect the Collector substation to the Eskom Brenner-Finaalspan 88kV power line via a LILO connection (~3.3km in length and with a 36m servitude, to be assessed within a 150m wide assessment corridor).
  • Access roads to substation site and service tracks (up to 4.5m wide) where no existing roads are available.

Location:  ~10km south west of Brakpan within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng.  The corridor being assessed includes the following properties:

  • Remaining Extent of Portion 47 (a Portion of Portion 2) of the Farm Witpoortje (Farm 117)
  • Remaining Extent of Portion 56 (a Portion of Portion 2) of the Farm Witpoortje (Farm 117)
  • Portion 5 (a Portion of Portion 2) of the Farm Witpoortje (Farm 117)
  • Portion 159 of the Farm Witpoortjie (Farm 117)
  • Remaining Extent of Portion 3 of the Farm Rooikraal 156

Environmental 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 the application for authorisation.

BA Report available for Review: A BA Report has been compiled for review and comment for a 30-day period from 22 April 2024 to 24 May 2024.

To register as an interested and/or affected party, submit your name, contact information and interest in the project to:

Cornelius Holtzhausen of Savannah Environmental
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Mobile: 060 978 8396
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.

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