Kotulo Tsatsi Solar Development

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS

KOTULO TSATSI SOLAR DEVELOPMENT CONSISTING OF KOTULO TSATSI ENERGY PV1, KOTULO TSATSI ENERGY PV3 AND KOTULO TSATSI ENERGY PV4 SOLAR PV FACILITIES, NORTHERN CAPE

Applicant:

Kotulo Tsatsi Energy PV1 Kotulo Tsatsi Energy (Pty) Ltd
Kotulo Tsatsi Energy PV3 Kotulo Tsatsi Energy (Pty) Ltd
Kotulo Tsatsi Energy PV4 Kotulo Tsatsi Energy (Pty) Ltd

Proposed Activity: The development of three separate 200MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities and associated infrastructure.  Infrastructure associated with each solar PV facility will include:

  • Solar PV array comprising PV modules and mounting structures.
  • Inverters and transformers.
  • Cabling between the project components.
  • On-site facility substation to facilitate the connection between the solar PV facility and the Eskom electricity grid.
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).
  • Site offices and maintenance buildings, including workshop areas for maintenance and storage.
  • Laydown areas and temporary man camp area.
  • Access roads, internal distribution roads and fencing around the development area.

Project Location: Adjacent to the authorised Kotulo Tsatsi PV2 Facility, ~70km south-west of Kenhardt in the Hantam Local Municipality and the Namakwa District Municipality.  The projects are located on the following properties:

Kotulo Tsatsi Energy PV1 Portion 3 of Farm Styns Vley 280
Kotulo Tsatsi Energy PV3 Portion 2 of Farm Styns Vley 280
Kotulo Tsatsi Energy PV4 Portion 2 of Farm Kopjes Vley 281 and Portion 2 of Farm Styns Vley 280

Application for Environmental Authorisation: Separate applications for Environmental Authorisation (EA) in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) and 2014 EIA Regulations (GNR 326) are being undertaken for the projects.  Each application is being supported by a separate Scoping and Environmental Impact Assessment (S&EIA) process.

Scoping Report(s) Available for Review: The Scoping Reports are available for download, review and comment on the Savannah Environmental website.  Visit our online stakeholder engagement platform at: www.savannahsa.com/public-documents/energy-generation/.  The 30-day review and comment period for the Scoping Reports is from Friday, 23 October 2020 until Monday, 23 November 2020. .

To obtain further information, register on the project databases and submit comments, please use the contact details below:

Nicolene Venter at Savannah Environmental

PO Box 148, Sunninghill, 2157

Tel: 011 656 3237

Mobile: 060 978 8396

Fax: 086 684 0547

Email: publicprocess@savannahsa.com

Website: www.savannahsa.com

Documents for public review are available for download.

Please click publicprocess@savannahsa.com to access the document.

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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