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Final EMPr and Site Layout: Phezukomoya and San Kraal Wind Energy Facilities, Eastern and Northern Cape Province

NOTIFICATION OF FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME AND SITE LAYOUT FOR DFFE APPROVAL

FOR THE PHEZUKOMOYA AND SAN KRAAL WIND ENERGY FACILITY, NORTHERN AND EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE

Phezukomoya WEF DFFE EA Reference: 14/12/16/3/3/2/1028/1 and 14/12/16/3/3/2/1028/1/AM3 and EMPr Reference: 14/12/16/3/3/2/1028/1/MP1

San Kraal WEF DFFE EA Reference: 14/12/16/3/3/2/1029/1 and 14/12/16/3/3/2/1029/1/AM3 and EMPr Reference: 14/12/16/3/3/2/1029/1/MP1

On 26 September 2019, both Phezukomoya Wind Power (Pty) Ltd and San Kraal Wind Power (Pty) Ltd (‘the Applicants’) lodged amendment applications with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) in respect of the Environmental Authorisations (EAs) issued on 28 June 2018 for the Phezukomoya Wind Energy Facility (Phezukomoya WEF) and the San Kraal Wind Energy Facility (San Kraal WEF). On 26 October 2021, the EA amendment was granted to both Applicants. On the 17 and 26 November 2021, respectively, corrections to the EA amendment issued on 26 October 2021 was also granted to both Applicants. The amended Phezukomoya and San Kraal WEF are each authorised for up to 35 turbines.

Both Applicants were awarded preferred bidder in the Round 5 of the REIPPPP.

In accordance with the EAs issued, the Phezukomoya WEF and San Kraal WEF EMPr and Site Layout were subjected to the required 30-day public comment and review from Tuesday, 22 February 2022 to Thursday, 24 March 2022 (both days inclusive).

The Public Participation Process took into consideration Chapter 2 and Chapter 6 (41, 42, 43, and 44) of GN R. 326 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act 107 of 1998) (NEMA) Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014 (as amended), promulgated under Section 24 (5) of the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998 – NEMA), as amended. Comments received from the competent authority, public and organ of states have been incorporated, addressed and responded to in the EMPr and Site Layout.

Following the 30 day public comment and review period, the Phezukomoya WEF and San Kraal WEF Final EMPr and Site Layout were submitted to the DFFE for decision, and is available for the public to view via this Arcus website. Please click on the links below to access the Final EMPr and Site Layout of the Phezukomoya WEF and San Kraal WEF.

Volume I: Phezukomoya WEF Final EMPr

01_01_Volume I Final EMPr Phezukomoya WEF

01_02_Volume I Appendix A Figures of PH-WEF

01_03_Volume I Appendix B EAP CV of PH-WEF

01_04_Volume I Appendix C DWS Risk Assessment Matrices of PH-WEF

01_05_Volume I Appendix D Ecological Important Species of PH-WEF

01_06_Volume I Appendix E Archaeological Occurences of PH-WEF

01_07 _Volume I Appendix F Environmental Authorisations of PH-WEF

Volume II: Phezukomoya WEF Specialist Walkthrough Reports

02_01_Volume II Aquatic Walkthrough Report of PH-WEF

02_02_Volume II Ecology Walkthrough Report of PH-WEF

02_03_Volume II Avifauna Walkthrough Report of PH-WEF

02_04_Volume II Bat Walkthrough Report of PH-WEF

02_05_Volume II Heritage Walkthrough Report of PH-WEF

02_06_Volume II Wake Analysis Report of PH-WEF

Volume III: Phezukomoya WEF Public Participation Report

03_01_Volume III PP Report Phezukomoya WEF

03_02_Volume III Appendix 1 Approved PP Plan PH WEF

03_03_Volume III Appendix 2 I&AP Database PH WEF

03_04_Volume III Appendix 3 Notifications PH WEF

03_05_Volume III Appendix 4 POD PH WEF

03_06_Volume III Appendix 5 Original C&R PH WEF

Volume I:  San Kraal WEF Final EMPr

01_01_Volume I Final EMPr San Kraal WEF

01_02_Volume I Appendix A Figures of SK-WEF

01_03_Volume I Appendix B EAP CV of SK-WEF

01_04_Volume I Appendix C DWS Risk Assessment Matrices of SK-WEF

01_05_Volume I Appendix D Ecological Important Species of SK-WEF

01_06_Volume I Appendix E Archaeological Occurences of SK-WEF

01_07 _Volume I Appendix F Environmental Authorisations of SK-WEF

Volume II: San Kraal WEF Specialist Walkthrough Reports

02_01_Volume II Aquatic Walkthrough Report of SK-WEF

02_02_Volume II Ecology Walkthrough Report of SK-WEF

02_03_Volume II Avifauna Walkthrough Report of SK-WEF

02_04_Volume II Bat Walkthrough Report of SK-WEF

02_05_Volume II Heritage Walkthrough Report of SK-WEF

02_06_Volume II Wake Analysis Report of SK-WEF

Volume II: San Kraal WEF Public Participation Report

03_01_Volume III PP Report San Kraal WEF

03_02_Volume III Appendix 1 Approved PP Plan SK WEF

03_03_Volume III Appendix 2 I&AP Database SK WEF

03_04_Volume III Appendix 3 Notifications SK WEF

03_05_Volume III Appendix 4 POD SK WEF

03_06_Volume III Appendix 5 Original C&R SK WEF

Notification of the decision will be distributed to all registered I&APs upon receipt. With reference to the above, please send any queries to the below address:

Arcus Consultancy Services South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Arcus Reference: 3329 SK-PH Final EMPr and Site Layout

Contact Person: Aneesah Alwie

Via Email: projects@arcusconsulting.co.za

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

Via Telephone: +27 21 412 1529