Paulputs WEF and Grid Connection

Paulputs Wind Energy Facility (RF) (Pty) Ltd appointed Arcus to undertake the Environmental Impact Assessment for the proposed Paulputs 300 MW Wind Energy Facility (WEF) and Associated Infrastructure including Grid Connection near Pofadder in the Northern Cape Province.

DEA Reference Number: 14/12/16/3/3/2/1120

With reference to the above-mentioned application please be advised that the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has decided to grant Environmental Authorisation (EA) to the Applicant on 11 December 2019. A copy of the EA and reasons for the decision are available for download below.

Appeal Procedures: An appeal may be filed against this decision in terms of the National Appeals Regulations, 2014. Attention is drawn to Chapter 2 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) (NEMA) (as amended) under GN R 993 in Government Gazette No. 38303 dated 08 December 2014 (National Appeal Regulations, 2014), which prescribes the appeal procedure to be followed. The National Appeal Regulations, 2014 as amended are available for download below. An appellant must submit an appeal to the appeal administrator and a copy of the appeal to the applicant, Paulputs Wind Energy Facility (RF) (Pty) Ltd, 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:

Appeals must be submitted to : Director: Appeals and Legal Review, Department of Environmental Affairs

By e-mail :

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 or request a copy of the documents at

Please click on the link below to download a copy of the Environmental Authorisation and the National Appeals Regulation 2014, as amended.

EA – 14-12-16-3-3-2-1120

National Appeal Regulations 2014 as amended

Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Contact person: Aneesah Alwie

Tel: +27 (0) 21 412 1529 / Fax: +27 (0) 86 609 7327

Postal address: Office 607 Cube Workspace Cnr Long Street and Hans Strijdom Road, Cape Town 8001