NOTICE OF AN EXTERNAL COMPLIANCE AUDIT (SECTION 54) AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS: 20 MW PV POWER GENERATION FACILITY, PRIESKA, NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE
As a registered Interested and Affected Party for the Mulilo Solar Prieska PV Plant, please be advised that in terms of Section 54(a)(3) of the EIA regulations (GNR 326, 7 April 2018), Savannah Environmental (Pty) Ltd has undertaken an external environmental compliance audit and prepared an external environmental compliance audit report assessing Mulilo Renewable Energy Solar PV Prieska (RF) (Pty) (Ltd) compliance with the EMPr applicable to the project.
The Mulilo Solar Prieska 20 Mega Watt (MW) PV facility consists of multiple arrays of PV panels within a development footprint of approximately 34 ha. The associated infrastructure includes an access road, electricity 11 kV distribution line, inverter stations, operations and Maintenance buildings (Control Centre) and indoor miniature substation (Connection Centre).
Environmental Authorisation for this project was issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in April 2011. The construction phase of the Prieska PV facility commenced on 8 April 2013 and was completed on 31 July 2014.
The PV Facility is located on the Portion 1 of Farm Vogelstruisbult 104, west of the town of Prieska and adjacent to the old mining town of Copperton, Northern Cape.
In terms of Section 54(A)(3) of the EIA Regulations 2014 of GNR 326, an independent External Compliance Audits (‘S54 Audit’) is required to verify compliance with the Environmental Management Programmes (EMPr) for the project. This advertisement hereby notifies all potential and registered interested and affected parties, including organs of state with applicable jurisdiction as well as the competent authority, of the submission of the external compliance audit report to the competent authority. The report is available for inspection at https://www.savannahsa.com/public-documents/other/ for 14 days from date of this notification.
Please direct any queries, information requests or comments to the DEA compliance directorate, at the following:
Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Legal Authorisations and Compliance Inspectorate
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