Draft Basic Environmental Assessment for the construction of 132kV distribution lines from Melkhout to Patensie, 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.
Melkhout to Dieprivier, Cacadu District
Melkhout to Patensie, Cacadu District (this project)
Dieprivier to Kareedouw, Cacadu District
Any comments on the final BAR are to be submitted directly to the DEA case officer listed at the following address:
Ms Toinette van der Merwe
Department of Environmental Affairs
Integrated Environmental Authorisations
Private Bag X 447
315 Pretorius Street
Please provide the application reference number as follows:
NEAS Ref: DEA/EIA/0001212/2012
DEA Ref: 14/12/16/3/3/1/573
Please submit your comments to the DEA within 21 days of the date of this notice:
Date of Notice: 22 November 2012