Albany Wind Power (Pty) Ltd. plans to develop, construct and operate a Wind Energy Facility (WEF) approximately seven kilometres (7 km) east of Makhanda/Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province. The project site is situated in the Makana Local Municipality (LM) which forms part of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality (DM).
The proposed Albany WEF will consist of up to forty-three (43) turbines, with a total facility output of up to 297 MW. The WEF will also include a short powerline and switching station in order to connect the WEF to the existing Eskom substation (this powerline will be applied for in a separate environmental application, however the project description of the application will appear in this document in order for the development to be considered as a whole). The turbine footprints and associated facility infrastructure (internal access roads, substations, construction compound, batching plant and operations building) will cover a maximum area of approximately 55 ha (post rehabilitation) depending on the final layout design, should the project proceed to the construction phase.
CES was been appointed by Albany Wind Power as the Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to conduct the necessary EIA Process for the project in terms of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA, Act No. 107 of 1998 and subsequent amendments) EIA Regulations (2014 and subsequent 2017 amendments).
The Final EIR has been submitted to the DFFE for decision making purposes. The public is invited to peruse the documentation, particularly the Issues and Response Trail (Appendix H).
Published: 15 November 2021 The Final EIR has been submitted to the competent authority (DFFE) for decision making purposes. The documentation was submitted on 12/11/2021. The final documentation has been added to the website for the perusal of the public.
The Final EIR has been submitted to the competent authority (DFFE) for decision making purposes. The documentation was submitted on 12/11/2021. The final documentation has been added to the website for the perusal of the public.
EAP: Dr Alan Carter
Alternate Contact Person: Caroline Evans
This page links to the Albany Wind Energy Facility Final EIR Page 2 of 2
FINAL Albany Wind Energy Environmental Impact AssessmentAlbany WEF FINAL EIR EAP Declaration
Appendix A | PPPPPP Proofs EIA Phase are available in 11 parts due to the size of the document PPP Proofs Scoping Phase
Appendix B | CVsAlan Carter Caroline Evans Rosalie Evans
Appendix C | Impacts TablesGeneral Impacts Table Specialist Impacts Table
Appendix D | Specialist AssessmentsAgricultural Cover Letter Agricultural Iimpact Assessment Avifaunal Cover Letter Avifaunal Impact Assessment Bat Impact Assessment Ecological Impact Assessment Heritage Impact Assessment Hydrological Study Kap River Noise Cover Letter Noise Impact Assessment Palaeontological Impact Assessment Social Impact Assessment Traffic Feasibility Study Visual Impact Assessment
Appendix E | Specialist DeclarationsAgriculture: Andries Gouws Avifauna: Jon Smallie Bats: Kate MacEwan Ecological: Greer Hawley Heritage: Celeste Booth Hydrological: Riona Kruger Noise: Morne de Jager Palaeontology: Rob Gess Social: Marchelle Terblanche Traffic: Deon McQuirk Visual: Alan Carter
Appendix F | External ReviewsEcological Review Brett Dustan CV Visual Review Tosca Grunewald CV
Appendix H | Issues and Response TrailIssues and Response Trail (IRT)
Appendix I | Comments Received EIR Phase | 2020-2021Follow this link to Page 2 of 2 FINAL EIR for Comments received EIR Phase
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