Taaibos North 132kV OHL - Overhead Line
Northern Cape Province
WKN-Windcurrent SA (Pty) Ltd. plans to develop, construct and operate a Wind Energy Facility (WEF) approximately 20km 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). In association with this proposed WEF an OHL of up to 132kV is being proposed to connect the WEF to the grid via collector substations. The proposed 132kV OHL is being undertaken separately from the proposed WEF as this piece of infrastructure will be owned and maintained by Eskom post-construction. The proposed 132kV OHL is being proposed as ancillary infrastructure to the proposed Taaibos North Wind Energy Facility (WEF), DFFE Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/2/2188). Studies conducted to date show that this area has favourable wind conditions to operate a wind farm.
The proposed Taaibos North 132kV OHL will consist of monopole and/or lattice structures which will span a length of up to 3.4km through the central region of the proposed Taaibos North WEF. A jeep track will also be required to maintain the proposed OHL. The Basic Assessment process includes the assessment of a 300m wide proposed 132kV OHL corridor in which the 3.4km line is proposed.
The proposed 132kV OHL is situated within the proposed Taaibos North WEF, which is located in the Ubuntu LM and it is situated approximately 20km to the east of Loxton. The R63 road connects the towns of Loxton and Victoria West directly to the North of the study area.
Published: 4th July 2023
Review Period: 7 th July - 7 August 2023
Please kindly submit comments as follows:
Attention: Caroline Evans
Subject Title: Taaibos North OHL
Taaibos North 132kV OHL Basic Assessment Report - BARTaaibos North 132kV OHL BAR
Taaibos North 132kV OHL Appendices A, B, CAppendix A: Maps Appendix B: Photographs Appendix C: Facility Illustrations
Taaibos North 132kV OHL Appendix D | Specialist ReportsAgricultural Impact Assessment Aquatic Impact Assessment Avifaunal Impact Assessment Heritage Impact Assessment Paleontological Impact Assessment Riverine Rabbit Impact Assessment Socio-Economic Impact Assessment Terrestrial Biodiversity
Taaibos North 132kV OHL Appendix E | PPP - Public Participation ProcessAppendix E: PPP
Taaibos North 132kV OHL Appendix F | Impact Assessments Appendix F: General Impacts Appendix F: Specialist Impacts
Taaibos North 132kV OHL Appendix G | Generic Environmental Management Programme EMPr Appendix G: Generic EMPr
Taaibos North 132kV OHL Appendix H | Details and Expertise of EAP Appendix H: EAP Details and Expertise
Taaibos North 132kV OHL Appendix I | Specialist Declarations Appendix I: Specialist Declarations
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