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Integrated Regulatory Processes for the proposed Taaibosch Puts Energy Cluster in the Northern Cape


Taaibosch Puts Energy Cluster:

Final Environmental Impact Reports (FEIRs) submitted to the Competent Authority

Jones & Wagener (Pty) Ltd Engineering and Environmental Consultants (J&W) is conducting the respective permitting processes for the proposed Taaibosch Puts Energy Cluster which consists of the following projects:

  • Kora I-IV Solar PV Energy Facilities
  • Koraqua I-V Solar PV Energy Facilities
  • Khoemana Wind Energy Facility
  • Gorachouqua I and II Wind Energy Facilities
  • Korakobab Green Hydrogen Facility
  • Kei Korana Green Ammonia Facility
  • Electrical Grid Infrastructure for the various components of the project

The proposed projects are located approximately 6 km west of Lime Acres, 28 km south-west of Danielskuil and 30 km east of Postmasburg in the Tsantsabane Municipality, Northern Cape. The proposed components collectively comprise approximately 11 855 ha.

The Final Environmental Impact Reports (FEIRs) for Kora I – IV Solar PV, Koraqua I – V Solar PV, Gorachouqua I – II Wind Energy Facility, and Khoemana Wind Energy Facility were submitted to the competent authority– the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE) between 5 and 8 March 2024.

Further comments on the reports can be sent directly to the competent authorities. Please copy any comments to Jones & Wagener. It is important to direct comments to the correct Competent Authority, the respective case officers and to use the correct reference number/s. Please see the table below for ease of reference.

Project Reference number Case Officer
DFFE is the Competent Authority for the following projects:
Kora I Solar PV 14/12/16/3/3/2/2363 Azrah Essop AEssop@dffe.gov.za
Kora II Solar PV 14/12/16/3/3/2/2364 Azrah Essop AEssop@dffe.gov.za
Kora III Solar PV 14/12/16/3/3/2/2365 Azrah Essop AEssop@dffe.gov.za
Kora IV Solar PV 14/12/16/3/3/2/2366 Azrah Essop AEssop@dffe.gov.za
Koraqua I Solar PV 14/12/16/3/3/2/2367 Constance Musemburi CMusemburi@dffe.gov.za
Koraqua II Solar PV 14/12/16/3/3/2/2368 Constance Musemburi CMusemburi@dffe.gov.za
Koraqua III Solar PV 14/12/16/3/3/2/2369 Constance Musemburi CMusemburi@dffe.gov.za
Koraqua IV Solar PV 14/12/16/3/3/2/2371 Jay-Jay Mpelane JMPELANE@dffe.gov.za
Koraqua V Solar PV 14/12/16/3/3/2/2370 Constance Musemburi CMusemburi@dffe.gov.za
Gorachouqua I Wind Energy Facility 14/12/16/3/3/2/2372 Jay-Jay Mpelane JMPELANE@dffe.gov.za
Gorachouqua II Wind Energy Facility 14/12/16/3/3/2/2373 Jay-Jay Mpelane JMPELANE@dffe.gov.za
Khoemana Wind Energy Facility 14/12/16/3/3/2/2374 Jay-Jay Mpelane JMPELANE@dffe.gov.za
DAEARDLR is the Competent Authority for the following projects:
Electrical Grid Infrastructure (EGI) for the respective proposed projects a) Kora I-IV SEFs: NC/BA/01/ZFM/TSA/POS1/2024

b) Koraqua I-II SEFs: NC/BA/02/ZFM/TSA/POS2/2024

c) Koraqua III-V SEFs: NC/BA/03/ZFM/TSA/POS3/2024

d) Gorachouqua I WEF: NC/BA/04/ZFM/TSA/POS4/2024

e) Khoemana WEF:

NC/BA/05/ZFM/TSA/POS5/2024

f) Gorachouqua II WEF: NC/BA/06/ZFM/TSA/POS6/2024

Mr A Nyakasa

DAEARDLR

Telephone: (027) 7188 800 / 060 9914 817

E-mail: aviwenyakaza.denc@gmail.com

The Final Basic Assessment Reports (FBARs) for the Electrical Grid Infrastructure (EGI) for the respective facilities will be submitted to the Northern Cape Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development (DAEARD) prior to 18 April 2024.

The Final Environmental Impact Reports (FEIRs) for the Kei Korana Green Hydrogen Facility and the Korakobab Green Ammonia Facility have been submitted to the DAEARDLR for their decision. A decision is still awaited and notification in this respect will be sent to stakeholders when received.

For more information contact: Anelle Lötter / Jana Minnaar; Jones & Wagener (Pty) Ltd; P O Box 1434, Rivonia, 2128;  Tel: (011) 519 0200; Email: anelle@jaws.co.za and jana@jaws.co.za

Attachments 

WEFs

Khoemana WEF FEIR

Khoemana WEF FEIR Appendices

 

Gorachouqua I-II FEIR

Gorachouqua I WEF FEIR Appendices

Gorachouqua II WEF FEIR Appendices

 

SEFs

Kora I-IV SEFs FEIR

Kora I SEF FEIR Appendices

Kora II SEF FEIR Appendices

Kora III SEF FEIR Appendices

Kora IV SEF FEIR Appendices

 

Koraqua I-V SEFs FEIR

Koraqua I SEF FEIR Appendices

Koraqua II SEF FEIR Appendices

Koraqua III SEF FEIR Appendices

Koraqua IV SEF FEIR Appendices

Koraqua V SEF FEIR Appendices