Soutrivier Central 132kV Overhead Line - OHL
Northern Cape Province
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). 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 Soutrivier Central Wind Energy Facility (WEF), DFFE Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/2/2191). Studies conducted to date show that this area has favourable wind conditions to operate a wind farm.
The proposed Soutrivier Central 132kV OHL will consist of monopole and/or lattice structures which will span a length of up to 7.5km through the central region of the proposed Soutrivier Central 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 7.5km line is proposed.
The proposed 132kV OHL is situated within the proposed Soutrivier Central WEF, which is located in the Ubuntu LM and it is situated approximately 35km to the west of Victoria West. The R63 road connects the towns of Loxton and Victoria West directly to the North of the study area.
Published: 4 July 2023
Review Period: 7 July to 7 August 2023
Please kindly submit comments as follows:
Attention: Caroline EvansSubject Title: Soutrivier Central OHL
Soutrivier Central 132kV OHL DRAFT BARDraft Basic Assessment Report - BAR
Soutrivier Central 132kV OHL Appendix A, B, CSoutrivier Central 132kV OHL Appendix A: Maps Soutrivier Central 132kV OHL Appendix B: Photographs Soutrivier Central 132kV OHL Appendix C: Facility illustration(s)
Soutrivier Central 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
Soutrivier Central 132kV OHL Appendix E | Public Participation ProcessAppendix E: PPP
Soutrivier Central 132kV OHL Appendix F | Impact AssessmentsAppendix F: General Impacts Appendix F: Specialist Impacts
Soutrivier Central 132kV OHL Appendix G | Environmental Management Programme Report - EMPrAppendix G: Generic Environmental Management Report - EMPr
Soutrivier Central 132kV OHL Appendix H | Details of the EAP and expertise Appendix H: Details of the EAP and Expertise
Soutrivier Central 132kV OHL Appendix I | Specialist Declarations Appendix I: Specialist Declarations
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