Phula Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Facility near Steelpoort (Previously known as the Platinum PV Facility)
Environmental Authorisation (EA) application process for the proposed Phula Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Facility near Steelpoort, Limpopo Province
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 will be submitted to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) 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 CONSULTATION ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (CEIR) IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT FROM 10 OCTOBER TO 9 NOVEMBER 2023
The Consultation Environmental Impact Report is available as follows:
Electronic copy at: www.jaws.co.za/public-documents
Printed copy at: Escal Truck Stop on the R577 road, Steelpoort – at the security office
For more information and/or to register as an Interested and Affected Party, please contact:
Anelle Lötter / Jana de Jager, Jones & Wagener Engineering and Environmental Consultants, P O Box 1434, Rivonia, 2128,
Tel: 011 519 0200, Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested and Affected Parties are invited to participate by providing written comments by 9 November 2023.