Eskom Battery Storage BAR, Paleisheuwel, Western Cape

Short Project Title: Eskom Battery Storage BAR, Paleisheuwel, Western Cape
   
Project Title: Basic Assessment Report for the Proposed Installation of a Battery Energy Storage System at Paleisheuwel, Western Cape
   
Project Synopsis: Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (Eskom) proposes to install a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the existing Paleisheuwel Substation located adjacent to the Paleisheuwel Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant in the Cederberg Local Municipality. The BESS will:
  • Strengthen the electricity distribution network and address current voltage and capacity constraints;
  • Integrate a greater amount of renewable energy from the Paleisheuwel Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant into the electricity grid; and
  • Reduce the requirement for investment in new conventional generation capacity (i.e. gas, nuclear, coal) and new distribution substations and powerlines to strengthen networks.
SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (SRK) was appointed by Eskom to undertake the Basic Assessment (BA) process, which is required in terms of the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 (NEMA) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations, 2014 (GN R982, as amended by GN R326) in support of an application for Environmental Authorisation (EA).
   
SRK Project Reference Number: 533767
   
Project Location: Erf 10/400, Paleisheuwel, Western Cape
   
Status of Project A BA Report has been compiled and is hereby released for stakeholder comment. A hardcopy of the BAR is available for public review and comment at the Redelingshuys and Piketberg Public Libraries and the offices of SRK Consulting in Rondebosch, Cape Town.

Stakeholders are invited to submit comments and/or request registration on the project database. Stakeholders should refer to the relevant reference number above, and must include their name, contact details (specifying the preferred method of notification, e.g. e-mail), and an indication of any direct business, financial, personal, or other interest which they have in the application, to the contact person below, by 28 September 2019. Note that only registered stakeholders will be notified of future opportunities to provide comment on relevant documentation.
   
SRK Project Manager: Amy Hill
   
Contact Person: Amy Hill
   
Contact Email: ahill@srk.co.za
   
Contact Number: 021 659 3060

 

Reports

 Documents  File Size  Date  Status Document
533767_Eskom BESS BAR_Exec Summ_Paleishuewel 6,783 KB Aug 2019 Active
533767_Eskom Battery Storage BAR_Paleisheuwel_BAR 3,979 KB Aug 2019 Active

Appendices

 Documents  File Size  Date  Status  Document

533767_Eskom Battery Storage BAR_Paleisheuwel_Appendix A_EAP CVs

854 KB Aug 2019 Active

533767_Eskom Battery Storage BAR_Paleisheuwel_Appendix B_Vegetation Study

5,034 KB Aug 2019 Active

533767_Eskom Battery Storage BAR_Paleisheuwel_Appendix C_SWMP

843 KB Aug 2019 Active

533767_Eskom Battery Storage BAR_Paleisheuwel_Appendix D_Stakeholder Database

65 KB Aug 2019 Active
533767_Eskom Battery Storage BAR_Paleisheuwel_Appendix E_Eskom Risk Assessment 795 KB Aug 2019 Active
533767_Eskom Battery Storage BAR_Paleisheuwel_Appendix F_EMPr 3,292 KB Aug 2019 Active

 

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