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Badenhorst Dam Solar PV3: 9.99MW Auxiliary Generator




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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 Application. The need for a backup thermal generation plant is due to the strict qualification and energy availability rules set by the DMRE and Eskom in the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Procurement Program (RMIPPP). As a backup energy supply, the generator would only be called upon to operate during rare periods of extended low irradiance or during annual maintenance and reliability tests prescribed by Eskom. Solar PV would continue to be the dominant source of energy exported from the project.


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. The new 9.99MW generator set (“GenSet”) facility would be located adjacent to the central substation and within the previously assessed and authorised laydown area.


Monday, February 22, 2021 - 21:52




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



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