Karreebosch Wind Energy Facility
Project Name: Karreebosch Wind Energy Facility;
Applicant: Karreebosch Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd
Amendment request: As per the environmental authorisation (EA), dated 29 January 2016 for the 140MW wind energy facility, Karreebosch Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd are requesting the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to amend the project description as follows:
- hub height (up to 125m);
- rotor diameter (up to 160m);
- turbine generating capacity (between 2MW and 5.5MW); and
- change the details of the holder of the EA.
Project Location: ~40km north of Matjiesfontein (Central Karoo District Municipality) and ~40km south of Sutherland (Namakwa District Municipality).
As per Condition 7 of the EA and Regulation 31 of the EIA Regulations of December 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.
Environmental Authorisation: The application for the amendment Environmental Authorisation (EA) has been granted by the Department of Environmental Affairs. on 15 November 2018.