Waaihoek Wind Farm (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of South Africa Mainstream Renewable Power Developments (Pty) Ltd, are proposing to develop a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), associated infrastructure and water reservoir within the authorized Waaihoek Wind Energy Facility (WEF) project site (14/12/16/3/3/2/655 and 14/12/16/3/3/2/654), located near the town of Utrecht, in the eMadlangeni Local Municipality, Amajuba District, in Kwa-Zulu Natal Province of South Africa.
The 2 ha Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and associated infrastructure for will connect to the authorised Waaihoek WEF onsite substation. The need for a BESS stems from the fact that electricity is only produced by the WEF while wind is blowing, while the peak demand may not necessarily occur during the daytime. Therefore, the storage of electricity and supply thereof during peak-demand will mean that the facility is more efficient, reliable and electricity supply more constant.
The proposed reservoir will store up to 400m3 of water which will be used to meet the water demands during the construction of the authorized Waaihoek WEF.
CES was appointed to conduct the Basic Assessment Process for the above mentioned development.
Published: 08 February 2020
Review Period: 107 days, from 08 February - 01 June 2021
Contact Person: Ms. Caryn Clarke
Tel: 087 830 9804
FINAL BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT1. Waaihoek BESS and Reservoir Final Basic Assessment Report
2. Appendix A: CVs (within the Final BAR)
3. Appendix B: EAP declaration _ within the Final BAR
4. C: Specialist Reports
5. Appendix D: Draft EMPR
6. Appendix E: PPP Documents _ within the Final BAR
7. Appendix F: Comments and Response Trial _ within the Final BAR
8. Appendix G1: DEFF Screening Tool Report 9. Appendix G2: EAP response to Screening Tool Report
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