Rietpan Power Connection, Near Welkom, Free State Province
Project Name: Rietpan Power Connection near Welkom, Free State Province
Applicant: BEEntropie (Pty) Ltd
Proposed Activity: The development of a 44kV double-circuit power line and switching substation to connect the authorised Nyala PV Solar Facility and the Eland PV Solar Facility to the national grid. The proposed infrastructure will be assessed within a larger corridor.
Location: The Remaining Extent of the Farm Rietpan 17 located ~7km north-west of Welkom within the Matjhabeng Local Municipality and the Lejweleputswa District Municipality.
Basic Assessment Process: In terms of Sections 24 and 24D of the National Environmental Management Act (No 107 of 1998), as read with Government Notice R324 – R327, as amended, Environmental Authorisation is required for the project. Savannah Environmental is undertaking the required environmental assessment and public participation process.
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