Environmental Authorisation (EA) application process for the proposed Phula Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Facility near Steelpoort, Limpopo Province
PROJECT: PHULA SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) FACILITY NEAR STEELPOORT
(Previously known as the Platinum PV Facility)
DFFE Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/2/2350
K2022578590 (South Africa) Pty Ltd is undertaking an EA application process in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulation 41(2) (a)(i) promulgated under National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998) Regulations, Government Notice Regulation (GN R) No. 326 in Gazette 38282 on 07 April 2017 for the proposed Phula Photovoltaic (PV) facility near Steelpoort in the Limpopo Province.
The project entails the development of a Solar PV facility with a generation capacity output of up to 130MW (DC Power) and associated infrastructure. The proposed development area covers approximately 249 hectares of land. The developer has identified two (2) alternatives for the grid connection infrastructure for the proposed facility that will be subjected to a separate EA application process. The proposed Phula PV project triggers the following listed activities under the NEMA EIA Regulations, as amended:
|NEMA LISTING NOTICE (LN)||LISTED ACTIVITIES|
|Listing Notice 1, published under GNR 983 in Government Gazette 38282 of 4 December 2014, as amended by GN 327 of 7 April 2017 and by GN 517 of June 2021||11(i); 12(ii)(c); 19 and 28(ii)|
|Listing Notice 2, published under GNR 984 in Government Gazette 38282 of 4 December 2014, as amended by GN 325 of 7 April 2017 and by GN 517 of June 2021||1 and 15|
|Listing Notice 3, published under GNR 985 in Government Gazette 38282 of 4 December 2014, as amended by GN 324 of 7 April 2017 and by GN 517 of June 2021||12(e)(i)(ii) and 14(c)(e)(i)(ff)|
The EA Application was submitted for activities on the following properties:
- Remainder of Farm 373 De Grooteboom KT, Landowner: Estate of the Late JR Le Grange.
- Portion 2 of Farm 373 De Grooteboom KT, Landowner: 4U2 Farm 002 CC
THE FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (FEIR) SUBMITTED
The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) was submitted to the Competent Authority (CA), the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) on 17 November 2023.
Comments on the FEIR can be submitted to the DFFE case officer:
Ms Thulisile Nyalunga
Telephone: (012) 399 9405
Please copy any comments to Jones & Wagener.
The DFFE Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/2/2350 should be included in all correspondence.
For more information please contact:
Anelle Lötter / Jana de Jager, Jones & Wagener Engineering and Environmental Consultants,