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Electrical Grid Connection and Associated Infrastructure of the San Kraal, Phezukomoya, Hartebeesthoek East and Hartebeesthoek West WEFs

On the 10 August 2021 a Part I Application for Amendment of the Environmental Authorisation (DFFE Reference 14/12/16/3/3/1/2076) was submitted to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), in terms of Chapter 5, Regulation 27(2)(a) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 as amended.

Hartebeesthoek Wind Power (Pty) Ltd received EA to transfer parts of the rights of the approved EA to its counterpart Project Companies: San Kraal Wind Power (Pty) Ltd and Phezukomoya Wind Power (Pty) Ltd. The split amendment has resulted in three separate Environmental Authorisations, as titled and referenced below:

Project Title Holder of EA DFFE Reference
Electrical Grid Connection and Associated Infrastructure required for the San Kraal Split 1 Wind Energy Facility, Eastern and Northern Cape Provinces San Kraal Wind Power (Pty) Ltd 14/12/16/3/3/1/2076/1
Electrical Grid Connection and Associated Infrastructure required for the Phezukomoya Split 1 Wind Energy Facility, Eastern and Northern Cape Provinces Phezukomoya Wind Power (Pty) Ltd 14/12/16/3/3/1/2076/2
Electrical Grid Connection and Associated Infrastructure for the Hartebeesthoek East Wind Energy Facility and Hartebeesthoek West Wind Energy Facility, Eastern and Northern Cape Provinces Hartebeesthoek Wind Power (Pty) Ltd 14/12/16/3/3/1/2076/3

Please be advised that the DFFE has decided to grant the application for amendment of the Environmental Authorisation (EA) on the 29 September 2021.

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. 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; or the date that the notification of the decision was sent to the applicant by the Department, whichever is applicable.

Appeals must be submitted in writing to the details below:

Appeals must be submitted to : 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 link below to download a copy of the Record of Decision on each amended EA received; and the National Appeals Regulation 2014, as amended.

4341_EA Notification_ENG&AFR_SK-PH-HBH WEF Infrastructure_20211008

Reasons for Decision_14-12-16-3-3-1-2076-1

Reasons for Decision_14-12-16-3-3-1-2076-2

Reasons for Decision_14-12-16-3-3-1-2076-3

National Appeal Regulations 2014 as amended & Guidelines

Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Contact person: Aneesah Alwie

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Email: projects@arcusconsulting.co.za