Plan 8 Grahamstown WEF EA Amendment

Plan 8 Infinite Energy (Pty) Ltd. plans to develop the Grahamstown Wind Energy Facility (WEF) near Makhanda in the Makana Local Municipality, Eastern Cape Province.

The Applicant is proposing an amendment to the turbine specifications and edits to the current EA which was issued in October 2015.

The proposed amendments include:

  • Amendment of the Applicant Contact Person,
  • Amendment of the Applicant Contact Details.
  • Removal of individual turbine output specification.
  • Amendment of the Facility Output (from 66 MW to 76 MW),
  • Amendment of the Number of Turbines (from 22 to 14 turbines),
  • Amendment of the Turbine Hub Height (from 91.5 m to up to 125 m),
  • Amendment of the Turbine Rotor Diameter (from 100 – 117 m to up to 163 m),
  • Amendment of the Blade Length (from +/- 50m to up to 90m)
  • Amendment of the Hardstand Areas (from a total of 5.2 ha to 7.0 ha),
  • Amendment of the Roads (from 16.35 km in length to 12.0 km),
  • Amendment of the Development Footprint (from 13.7 ha to 11.9 ha), and
  • Amendment of the Substation Footprint (to 1.2 ha).

Public Review Dates:
The EA Amendment Report will be available for Public Comment from the 26th of May 2021 until the 26th of June 2021. The reports are also available in hard copy format at the CES offices in Grahamstown (67 African Street). Please email to book a viewing time in order to allow CES to comply with COVID-19 safety measures.

Published: 26-05-2021 

Contact Person: Please contact:  with the Subject line “Grahamstown WEF” with any comments or queries.
Tel: 046 622 2364

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