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J29222_ DRAFT BASIC ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED ESKOM IDUTYWA-GATYANA 132KV LINE

 

It is anticipated that the 22kv networks supplying the Willowvale area will have reached the limits of their supply capacity by 2011. There will thus be no capacity to supply the outstanding connections beyond 2011. In order to address this limitation and provide spare capacity for future load growth, Eskom has proposed to strengthen the supply to the 22kv network by upgrading the 132kv network in the area. This will provide the needed spare capacity, improve back-feed capabilities and improve the reliability of supply to the Willowvale area. The planned network strengthening entails:

 

•               Construction of 132/22kV 2x20MVA Gatyana substation in the Willowvale area.

•               Construction of ±40km of 132kV Chicadee line from Idutywa substation to Gatyana substation.

•               Upgrade existing 22kV link lines and build new 22kV link lines

 

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Government Notice No. 544 identifies the following listed activities as requiring environmental authorization by means of a Basic Assessment Process:

 

Activity No. 10 “The construction of facilities or infrastructure for the transmission or distribution of electricity

(i)                   outside urban areas or industrial complexes with a capacity of more than 33 but less than 275 kilovolts; or

(ii)                  inside urban areas or industrial complexes with a capacity of 275kilovolts or more”

 

 

 

Should you wish to express your views regarding this proposed development, please send us your written comments. The names of all registered I&APs, together with the comments received will be incorporated into the final Basic Assessment that will be submitted to DEA. Please submit your name, contact information (address, telephone number, e-mail address, postal address) and written comments to the contact person below.

 

Contact

Pat Jennings                

Arcus GIBB, P.O. Box 19844, Tecoma, 5214

Tel: (043) 706 3600; Fax: (086) 608 9201

Email: pjennings@gibb.co.za

 

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