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. Theproject site is situated in the Makana Local Municipality (LM) which forms part of the Sarah Baartman District Municipality (DM). According to the data recorded by the applicant in the area as well as the WASA (Wind Atlas for South Africa, CSIR, 2018) this project site appears to have favourable wind conditions to operate a wind farm.
The proposed Albany WEF will consist of up to sixty-six (66) turbines, each capable of generating up to six (6) Mega Watts (MW) of power. 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 project allows for a maximum generating output of up to 297 MW. 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 67 ha (post rehabilitation) depending on the final layout design, should the project proceed to the construction phase.
CES has 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).
Date Published: 13 March 2020
The Draft EIA Report is available for public review from the 13th of March 2020 until the 15th April 2020.
Contact Person: Caroline Evans
Contact Number: 046-622 2364
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Albany Wind Energy Environmental Impact AssessmentAlbany WEF Draft EIR
Albany WEF EAP Declaration Albany WEF CVs
Albany WEF Impact TablesGeneral Impacts Specialist Impacts
Albany WEF Specialist ReportsAgricultural Impact Assessment Avifaunal Impact Assessment Bat Impact Assessment Ecological Impact Assessment Heritage Impact Assessment Hydrological Kap River Study Noise Impact Assessment Paleontological Impact Assessment Socio-Economic Impact Assessment Traffic Feasibility Study Traffic and Transport Management Plan Visual Impact Assessment
Albany WEF Specialist DeclarationsAgricultural Declaration Avifaunal Declaration Bat Declaration Ecological Declaration Heritage Declaration Hydrological Declaration Noise Declaration Paleontological Declaration Socio-Economic Declaration Traffic Feasibility Declaration Traffic and Transport Management Declaration Visual Declaration
Albany WEF External ReviewsEcological Review Brett Dunstan CV Visual Review Lourens du Plessis CV
Albany Wind Energy Environmental Management ProgrammeAlbany WEF EMPr
Albany Wind Energy Facility Scoping PhaseDEA Scoping Decision Albany WEF Application Form Albany WEF Draft Scoping Report Albany WEF Final Scoping Report Albany WEF Final Scoping Report Appendix A Albany WEF Final Scoping Report Appendix B Albany WEF Layout Map
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