WKN-Windcurrent SA (Pty) Ltd. plans to develop, construct and operate a Wind Energy Facility (WEF) approximately 20km southeast of Loxton 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 Taaibos South Wind Energy Facility (WEF) will consist of up to 36 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 139ha (inclusive of roads), rehabilitated to an operational footprint of up to 85ha (inclusive of roads).
The summary, the proposed Taaibos South WEF will include:
Please kindly submit comments as follows:
Attention: Caroline Evans
Subject Title: Taaibos South WEF
Environmental AuthorisationEnvironmental Authorisation - EA-14-12-16-3-3-2-2187
Taaibos South WEF Final Environmental Impact Assessment ReportTaaibos South WEF Final EIA Report
Taaibos South Appendix E | Specialist ReportsE1 Agricultural Impact Assessment E2 Aquatic Impact Assessment E3 Avifaunal Impact Assessment E4 Bat Impact Assessment E5 Ecological Impact Assessment E5A Ecological Faunal Supplement E6 Heritage Impact Assessment E7 Noise Impact Assessment E8 Paleontological Impact Assessment E9 Riverine Rabbit Impact Assessment E10 Socio-Economic Impact Assessment E11 Visual Impact Assessment E12 Wake Effect Study
Taaibos South Appendix G | EMPrsG1 Appendix 4 EMPr G2 Generic EMPr
Taaibos South Appendix H | Impacts TablesH1 General Impacts Table H2 Specialist Impacts Table
Please note that the remaining Appendices can be located within the reports.
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