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Badenhorst Dam Solar PV3: 9.99MW Auxiliary Generator




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Environmental Authorisation (EA) for the relevant PV Solar Energy facility with associated infrastructure had already been issued. It is proposed to amend the project descriptions by adding a 9.9MW Auxiliary Generator to the approved PV plant. The generator areas will each affect 50m x 50m (0.25ha). The plants would be located adjacent to the central substation and within the authorised footprint area of the PV site.


An Environmental Authorisation (EA) was issued for the construction of the 75 MW Badenhorst Dam Solar PV3 Photovoltaic Energy Plant (“The solar PV project”) on the farm Badenhorst Dam on the Remainder of Portion 1 of the Farm De Aar No 180 in the Emthanjeni Municipality in De Aar, Northern Cape province. The approved site is 252 hectares in extent. The EA was issued to Badenhorst Dam Solar PV3 (Pty) Ltd on 30 July 2015 with reference number 14/12/16/3/3/2/483. The EA was subsequently amended on 16 April 2018 with reference number 14/12/16/3/3/2/483AM1. The EA is valid until 30 July 2023. The PV site was recently bid in the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE) Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement (RMIPPP) programme as one of the facilities making up a larger, multi-facility project called “Mulilo Total Hydra Storage”. The applicant and EA holder, proposes to change the details of the EA holder from Badenhorst Dam Solar PV3 (Pty) Ltd, to Mulilo Total Hydra Storage (Pty) Ltd , because it is a requirement of the RMIPP that ultimately all EA’s are in the name of the bidding project company. It is also proposed to amend the project description by adding an Auxiliary Generator Set (“GenSet”) with a maximum output of 9.99MW to the approved solar photovoltaic energy plant and this application is therefore for a Part 2 EA Amendment. The 9.99MW Aux GenSet will be situated within the approved footprint of the solar PV project that was assessed and approved as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and authorised by the current EA.


Monday, February 22, 2021 - 17:46




Dept CaseReference DueDate FinalDecision
DEA 14/12/16/3/3/2/483 24/04/2021



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