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Paulputs WEF Part II Amendments

Project Name: The Proposed Amendment and Split of the Paulputs Wind Energy Facility and Associated Grid Connection Infrastructure.

DFFE Reference Number: 14/12/16/3/3/2/1160

Project Description: Paulputs Wind Energy Facility (RF) (Pty) Ltd (‘PWEF’), a wholly owned subsidiary of WKN-WindCurrent (Pty) Ltd, are proposing to give permission to Paulputs Wind Energy Facility North (RF) (Pty) Ltd and Paulputs Wind Energy Facility South (RF) (Pty) Ltd to split and amend the Environmental Authorisation (EA), received 11 December 2019 (DFFE Reference No. 14/12/16/3/3/2/1120), into three amendment applications for EA:

  • 150 MW Paulputs WEF North and Associated Infrastructure – Amendment Application 1
  • 132 kV Grid Connection for Paulputs WEF North – Amendment Application 2
  • 150 MW Paulputs WEF South and Associated Infrastructure – Amendment Application 3

Part II Amendment Process: Three Part II EA Amendment Applications and Draft Amendment Reports were submitted to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), under the provisions of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) (NEMA), as amended, and the requirements of the relevant Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, as amended.

Invitation to comment: The Draft Amendment Reports are being made available for public review and comment from Monday, 02 August 2021 to Wednesday, 01 September 2021 (both days inclusive). The reports are subjected to compliance in accordance with EIA Regulations, 2014 (as amended) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998 – NEMA). These reports and applications have been submitted under Chapter 5 (Amendment). Moreover the processes take into consideration Chapter 2 Regulation 3 (1); (2) and (3) of the NEMA, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998).

The Draft Amendment Reports have been made available at the Pofadder Library, in Hard Copy; and on the Arcus website: https://arcusconsulting.co.za/projects/, in online / electronic copy.

Please click on the links below to access the Draft Amendment Report(s) (DARs) of each Amendment Application and Approved Specialist Reports of the Paulputs WEF:

Amendment Application 1: 150MW Paulputs WEF North and Associated Infrastructure

Volume I: Draft Amendment Report: Paulputs North WEF

01.Vol_I_Paulputs North WEF Draft Amendment Report

02. Vol_I_AppxA_CV

03. Vol_I_EMPr

04. Vol_I_Appx C_PPP Report_PPN WEF

05. Vol_I_Mapping

Volume II: Specialist Assessments and Verifications

Proposed Amendment Specialist Studies

01. Aquatic

02. Avifauna

03. Bats

04. Ecology

05. Heritage

06. Noise

07. Social

08. Soils

09.Traffic

10. Visual

12 Screening Tool_WEF

13. CAA and Defence Verification Report

14. RFI Verification Report 

 

Amendment Application 2: 132kV Grid Connection for Paulputs WEF North

Volume I: Draft Amendment Report: Paulputs North WEF Grid Connection 

01. Paulputs North WEF Grid Connection Amendment

02. Vol_I_AppxA_CV

03.1. Generic EMPR OHPL

03.2. Generic EMPR Substation

04. Vol_I_Appx C_PPP Report_PPN WEF Grid

05. Vol_I_Mapping

Volume II: Specialist Assessments and Verifications

01. Aquatic

02.Avifauna

03. Ecology

04. Heritage

05. Noise

06.Social_final

07. Soils

08.Traffic

09.Visual_Final

10. DFFE Screening Tool

11 Screening Tool_Substation

12. CAA and Defence Verification Report

 

Amendment Application 3: 150MW Paulputs WEF South and Associated Infrastructure

Volume I: Draft Amendment Report: Paulputs South WEF

01.Vol_I_Paulputs South WEF Draft Amendment Report

02. Vol_I_AppxA_CV

03. Vol_I_EMPr-PPS

04. Vol_I_Appx C_PPP Report-PPS WEF

05. Mapping_PPS

Volume II: Specialist Assessments and Verifications

01. Aquatic_Final

02.Avifauna_Final

03.Bats_Final

04. Ecology_Final

05.Heritage_Final

06.Noise_Final

07.Social_Final

08.Soils_Final

09.Traffic_Final

10.Visual_Final

11. DFFE Screening Tool

12. CAA and Defence Verification Report

13. RFI Verification Report

 

PWEF Approved Specialist Reports Applicable to each Amendment Application above:

1 Soil Impact Assessment Report

2 Geotechnical Desktop Study

3 Aquatic Impact Assessment Report

4 Fauna and Flora Impact Assessment

5 Bird Impact Assessment Report

6 Bat Impact Assessment Report

7 Noise Impact Assessment

8 Heritage Impact Assessment Report

9 Visual Impact Assessment Report_1of2

9 Visual Impact Assessment Report_2of2

10 Social Impact Assessment Report

11 Traffic Impact Assessment Report

Comment Submission: Should you have any comments, questions, queries, concerns or wish to receive more information about the proposed development at any stage of the impact assessment process, please contact Arcus through the following ways:

Contact          :           Ashleigh von der Heyden

Reference      :          3944 Paulputs WEF Amendments

Post                :          240 Main Road, 1st Floor Great Westerford, Rondebosch, 7700

Telephone      :          +27 21 412 1529

Fax                  :          +27 86 762 2885

Email             :            paulputs@arcusconsulting.co.za