Witberg Wind Energy Facility
Project Name: Witberg Wind Energy Facility
Applicant: Witberg Wind Power (Pty) Ltd
Amendment request: Witberg Wind Power (Pty) Ltd is requesting the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) to amend the environmental authorisation (EA) received on the 13th of October 2011 (and the related turbine specification amendments detailed in the appeal decision dated 13th August 2013, Reference: LSA 105 439) as follows:
» The turbine specification (as specified on page 4 of the EA) is to change to:
• Rotor diameter: Range from 116m, to up to 136m;
• Hub height: Range from 92m, to up to 120m; and
• Wind turbine capacity: Range from 3MW, to up to 5MW.
» Amendment of Wind Farm layout;
» Change in contact details of the holder of the EA;
» Correct minor spelling errors of approved listed activities;
» Extend the validity of the EA by an additional two (2) years;
» Increase the heights of the wind measuring masts from 80m to 120m;
» Condition 40 of the EA, as per additional conditions to be added to the EA, in the amendment of the EA (Ref: LSA 105-439), is requested to be amended.
Project Location: The project site is located in the Central Karoo District Municipality and the Laingsburg Local Municipality on the following properties:
» Remainder of the Farm Jantjesfontein 164
» Remainder of the Farm Besten Weg 150
» Remainder of Portion 1 of the Farm Besten Weg 150
» Remainder of the Farm Tweedside 151
» Remainder of the Farm Elandskrag 269
» Portion 1 of the Farm Elandskrag 269
In terms of Condition 5 of the Environmental Authorisation 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.
Motivation Report available for Public Review: Savannah Environmental has compiled a Motivation Report in support of the amendment application. The Motivation Report is available at the Laingsburg Public Library (Van Riebeeck Street, Laingsburg) for public review and comment between the 14 November 2018 and the 14 December 2018. The Motivation Report can also be downloaded from www.savannahsa.com. The due date for written comment is 14 December 2018.
To obtain further information and register on the project database, please submit your name, contact information and interest in the project, in writing, to Savannah Environmental:
P.O. Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157
Tel: 011 656 3237
Fax: 086 684 0547
Documents for public review are available for download.
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