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Gecko Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Facility near Hotazel in the Northern Cape Province


Gecko Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Facility near Hotazel in the Northern Cape Province 

Environmental Authorisation application process for the proposed Gecko Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Facility near Hotazel in the Northern Cape Province 

Final Scoping Report Available 

K2022578645 (South Africa) Pty Ltd has appointed Jones & Wagener (Pty) Ltd Engineering & Environmental Consultants (J&W) as an independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake the relevant EA application process for the proposed Gecko Solar PV Facility near Hotazel in the Northern Cape Province.  

The project entails the development of a Solar PV facility with a maximum output capacity of up to 600MW and associated infrastructure. The proposed development area covers approximately 1011 hectares of land. The associated grid connection infrastructure for the proposed facility will be subjected to a separate EA application process.  

The proposed project triggers the following listed activities under the NEMA EIA Regulations, as amended: 

NEMA LISTING NOTICE   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); 14 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 

The EA Application was submitted to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) for activities on the following properties within the Joe Morolong Local Municipality:  

  • Portion 1 of Pretoria Farm 317  
  • Remainder Extent of Kameel Aar Farm 315  

THE FINAL SCOPING REPORT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND ENVIRONMENT (DFFE) ON 8 FEBRUARY 2024 (DFFE Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/2/2483). 

The Final Scoping Report can be downloaded and viewed at the links below.  

For more information and/or to register as an Interested and Affected Party, please contact: 

Anelle Lötter / Jana Minnaar, Jones & Wagener Engineering and Environmental Consultants, P O Box 1434, Rivonia, 2128, Tel: 011 519 0200, Email: anelle@jaws.co.za / jana@jaws.co.za 

Interested and Affected Parties are invited to participate by providing written comments and raising issues of concern. 

Attachments

Gecko PV FSR

Gecko PV FSR Appendices