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San Kraal and Hartebeesthoek East Wind Energy Facility and Associated Grid Connection, Northern and Eastern Cape Provinces

San Kraal Wind Power (Pty) Ltd and Hartebeesthoek Wind Power (Pty) Ltd appointed Arcus to undertake the amendment application process to split the authorised San Kraal Wind Energy Facility (WEF) into 2 separate WEFs. Details of the Developments is listed below:

Name of Development Applicant DFFE Reference Date of EA
San Kraal Split 1 Wind Energy Facility and Associated Infrastructure San Kraal Wind Power (Pty) Ltd 14/12/16/3/3/2/1029/1/AM1 8/06/2020
Hartebeesthoek East Wind Energy Facility and Associated Infrastructure Hartebeesthoek Wind Power (Pty) Ltd 14/12/16/3/3/2/1029/2/AM1 8/06/2020

NOTICE OF THE APPEAL AGAINST THE DECISION TO AMEND THE ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATIONS ISSUED TO SAN KRAAL WIND POWER (PTY) LTD AND PHEZUKOMOYA WIND POWER (PTY) LTD

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESS

APPEAL REFERENCE: LSA 196256

This notice is hereby given in terms of National Appeals Regulations, 2014 (as amended) and the Appeals Regulation Guidelines. The Applicant must, in writing, within 12 days after the date the decision was made by the Department Notify Stakeholders of the outcome of the Decision.

On 26 September 2019, both San Kraal Wind Power (Pty) Ltd (‘San Kraal’) and Phezukomoya Wind Power (Pty) Ltd (‘Phezukomoya’) lodged amendment applications with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) in respect of the Environmental Authorizations (EAs) issued on 28 June 2018 for the San Kraal Wind Energy Facility (San Kraal WEF) and the Phezukomoya Wind Energy Facility (Phezukomoya WEF). The proposed amendments sought to split the original EAs issued for the San Kraal WEF into two WEF facilities, as well as the Phezukomoya WEF into two WEF facilities.

On 30 July 2020, the Appeals Directorate received and appeal from Noupoort Wind Farm (RF) (Pty) Ltd (‘Noupoort’) against the approval of the amendment applications authorised above.

A decision on the appeal against the approval of the amendment applications was reached by Minister Barbara Creecy – Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment – on 07 June 2021 and the amendment applications of 08 June 2020 were suspended. Directions of the ruling giving by the Minister can be read in the Appeal Decision, available for Download below. This can also be requested from Arcus at projects@arcusconsulting.co.za.

In terms of Chapter 5 of the Appeals Regulations Guidelines, interested and affected parties can lodge a notice of intention to appeal with the Minister within twenty (20) days of the date of the decision (i.e. by 28 June 2021). Should you wish to Appeal this decision, a formal Appeal can be lodged with the National Appeals Directorate at: Appeals@environment.gov.za. Please submit your appeal, in writing, following the direction of Chapter 5 of the Appeals Regulations.

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 appealsdirectorate@environment.gov.za.

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

National Appeal Regulations 2014 as amended

Appeal Decision

Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Contact person: Aneesah Alwie

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Email: projects@arcusconsulting.co.za