Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. is proposing the construction of the loop in / loop out (LILO) into the existing Brenner substation, the new Lesokwana substation and associated powerlines, which will be located near Boksburg within the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and Heidelberg in the Sedibeng District Municipality within Gauteng. CES was appointed by Eskom as an independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake a Detailed Environmental Screening Assessment, including relevant specialist assessments and public participation, to identify a preferred final route for the proposed powerlines and inform the later application for Environmental Authorisation (EA), presumably via a Basic Assessment process. This Screening Process does not exempt Eskom from applying for EA. Rather, the process serves to identify environmental sensitivities and impacts, as well as to gauge public perception regarding the proposed development, prior to initiating the formal EA application process. A formal public participation process will be undertaken as part of the Basic Assessment at a later stage.
The proposed project will be carried out across two phases, namely Phase 2A and Phase 2B, centered on the Brenner and proposed Lesokwana substations, respectively.
BRENNER STRENGTHENING PHASE 2A: LOOP IN/LOOP OUT (LILO) MATLA – JUPITER B LINE
Phase 2A will involve the development of a loop in / loop out (LILO) line from the proposed Matla – Jupiter B 275kV line, built at 400kV and operating at 275kV, into the existing Brenner substation. The proposed LILO line will be 3.5 km in length and constructed as either single or double circuit. New servitudes will be required for the proposed LILO line.
BRENNER STRENGTHENING PHASE 2B: LESOKWANA MAIN TRANSMISSION SYSTEM (MTS) AND TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION LINES
Phase 2B will involve the development of the new Lesokwana substation at the proposed Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) Uitkyk site, near Heidelberg, as well as a number of transmission (Tx) and distribution (Dx) lines. These will include:
Please be advised that the Draft Screening and Specialist Reports are available here for public review. Hardcopies of the executive summaries will be sent via registered post, upon request, to I&APs should they be unable to access the electronic version. The 30-day review period will run from 28 February – 28 March 2022. Kindly submit any comments by 28 March 2022 via email, post, telephone or fax to the below contact details.
Published: 28 February 2022
Review Period: 28 February – March 2022
Contact Person: Mr. Aidan Gouws
Tel: (+27) 010 045 1372
Fax: (+27) 086 410 7593