WKN-Windcurrent SA (Pty) Ltd. plans to develop, construct and operate a Wind Energy Facility (WEF) approximately 30km southwest of Victoria West in the Northern Cape Province. The project site is situated in the Ubuntu Local Municipality (LM) which forms part of the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality (DM).
The proposed Soutrivier North Wind Energy Facility (WEF) will consist of up to 31 turbines, with a total facility output of up to 270MW. The WEF will also include a powerline and switching station in order to connect the WEF to the existing Eskom Substation (this will be applied for in a separate environmental application). The WEF will also include a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), temporary and permanent laydown areas, an IPP Substation (SS), a Concrete Tower Manufacturing Facility (CTMF), access roads and a construction compound (CC) area. The construction footprint of the proposed WEF will be up to 122ha (inclusive of roads), rehabilitated to an operational footprint of up to 75ha (inclusive of roads).
The summary, the proposed Soutrivier North WEF will include:
Published: 29 July 2022
Review Period: The Draft Scoping Report is available from 29/07/2022 – 29/08/2022
29 July 2022
Please kindly submit comments as follows:
Attention: Caroline Evans
Subject Title: Soutrivier North WEF