Basic Environmental Assessment for the construction of 132kV distribution lines from Melkhout to Dieprivier, Cacadu District
New 132 kV overhead transmission powerlines are proposed to strengthen and upgrade the grid supply in the Patensie, Humansdorp and Kareedouw area, Eastern Cape, in order to support the recent and planned growth and development in the area.
An upgrade of the existing electrical distribution network is therefore required to accommodate the new supply. This involves the construction of new 132 kV infrastructure, new substations as well as the decommissioning of certain facilities. The construction of new and upgrading of existing substations will further aid in strengthening of the local network. The total length of the proposed powerlines amounts to approximately 90 km.
Eskom has received a positive environmental authorization for this project. A copy of the environmental authorization is available below.