Eskom Battery Storage BAR, Skaapvlei, Western Cape

Short Project Title: Eskom Battery Storage BAR, Skaapvlei, Western Cape
Project Title: Basic Assessment Report for the Proposed Substation Extension and Installation of a Battery Energy Storage System at Skaapvlei, Western Cape
Project Synopsis: Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (Eskom) proposes to install a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the existing Skaapvlei Substation located within the Sere Wind Energy Facility (WEF) in the Matzikama 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 Sere WEF 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
Reference Numbers: DEFF Reference: 14/12/16/3/3/1/2065
Project Location: Erf 1862, Skaapvlei, Western Cape
Status of Project The Final BA Report (BAR) has been submitted to the Department of Environment, Forestry & Fisheries (DEFF) for decision making, and the Issues and Responses summary submitted with the final BAR is available to registered stakeholders for information.
SRK Project Manager: Amy Hill
Contact Person: Amy Hill
Contact Email:
Contact Number: 021 659 3060



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Issues and Responses Summary 274KB Nov 2019 Active



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