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Mulilo Total Hydra Storage Project: Grid Interconnection and Associated Infrastructure

Project Name: Basic Assessment Report for the Mulilo Total Hydra Storage Project: Grid Interconnection and Associated Infrastructure near De Aar in the Northern Cape Province.

Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Ltd) Pty (‘Arcus’) were appointed by Mulilo Total Hydra Storage (Pty) Ltd (‘MTHS’) to undertake a Basic Assessment Process for the now authorised Mulilo Total Hydra Storage Project: Grid Interconnection and Associated Infrastructure project located approximately 6 km south-east of the town of De Aar, Northern Cape Province.

DFFE Reference: 14/12/16/3/3/3/1/2323

With reference to the above-mentioned application please be advised that the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) has decided to grant Environmental Authorisation (EA) to the Applicant. The EA was issued on 30 June 2021. A copy of the EA and reasons for the decision are available on the Arcus website (here) and from Ashleigh von der Heyden at 021 412 1529 / deaar@arcusconsulting.co.za.

Appeals Procedure: Attention is drawn to Chapter 2 of the Government Notice No. R993, which prescribes the appeal procedure to be followed. An appellant must submit an appeal to the appeal administrator and a copy of the appeal to the applicant, any registered Interested and Affected Party (I&AP) and any organ of state with interest in the matter within 20 days from the date that the notification of the decision was sent to the I&APs by the applicant. Appeals and responding statement must be submitted in writing to the details below:

Attention: Director: Appeals and Legal Review, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

By e-mail : appeals@environment.gov.za

By post   : Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001

By hand   : Environment House, 473 Steve Biko, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083

To obtain the prescribed appeal form and for guidance on the submission of appeals, please visit the Department’s website at https://www.environment.gov.za/documents/forms#legal_authorisations or request a copy of the documents at appeals@environment.gov.za.

Please click on the links below to download a copy of the Environmental Authorisation detailing reasons for the DFFEs decision, as well as the National Appeals Regulation 2014 (as amended) and National Appeals Guidelines.

EA – 14-12-16-3-3-1-2323

National Appeal Regulations 2014 as amended

National Appeals Guidelines

Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Contact          :           Ashleigh von der Heyden

Reference      :          4194 MTHS Grid Interconnection

Post                :          Office 607 Cube Workspace, Icon Building, Cnr Long Street and Hans Strijdom Road, Cape Town, 8001

Telephone      :          +27 21 412 1529

Email             :            deaar@arcusconsulting.co.za