Overberg Wind Energy Facility

Applicant: FE Overberg (Pty) Ltd

Nature of Activity: FE Overberg (Pty) Ltd is proposing the development of a commercial wind energy facility (WEF) with electrical grid infrastructure, on-site substation and battery energy storage systems (BESS). The development footprint of the site is approximately 300 Ha and will have a planned generation capacity of up to 260MW. The facility will be connected to the planned Eskom Agulhas Main Transmission Substation (MTS) via a short 132kV overhead powerline (OHPL) and on-site substation. The project is to be known as the Overberg Wind Energy Facility and the entire extent of the site falls within the Overberg Renewable Energy Development Zone (REDZ).

Project Location: The Overberg Wind Energy Facility is proposed on a ~ 8450 Ha site located approximately 15km south-west of Swellendam in the Overberg District Municipality of the Western Cape Province.

Application for Environmental Authorisation: An application for Environmental Authorisation (EA) in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) and the EIA Regulations, 2014, as amended, (GNR 326) is being undertaken for Overberg WEF. The application is being supported by a Basic Assessment (BA) process in accordance with GNR114 (February 2018), as the project site is located within the Overberg REDZ.

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Contact Person: Ashleigh von der Heyden
Company: Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Via Email:
Via Post: 240 Main Road, 1st Floor Great Westerford, Rondebosch, 7700
Via Telephone: +27 (0) 21 412 1529 / +27 (0) 79 895 1456