REDZs and Transmission Corridors

Renewable Energy Development Zones 

 

Procedure to be followed in applying for environmental authorisation for large scale wind and solar photovoltaic energy development activities identified in terms of section 24(2)(a) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998, when occurring in geographical areas of strategic importance.
 
On 16 February 2018, Minister Edna Molewa published Gazette Number 41445 for implementation, providing in terms of section 24(5)(a) and (b) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 and Regulation 15 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014, (Government Notice No. R. 982, in the Gazette No. 38282 of 4 December 2014), for the procedure to be followed in applying for environmental authorisation for large scale wind and solar photovoltaic energy development activities, identified in terms of section 24(2)(a) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998.

Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZs) compiled in terms of section 24(3) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 and the applicability of each REDZ for purposes of the Notice, are as follows:

 

Renewable Energy Development Zone Number Name Applicability of REDZ

Renewable energy development zone 1

Overberg

Large scale wind and solar photovoltaic energy facilities

Renewable energy development zone 2

Komsberg

Large scale wind and solar photovoltaic energy facilities

Renewable energy development zone 3

Cookhouse

Large scale wind and solar photovoltaic energy facilities

Renewable energy development zone 4

Stormberg

Large scale wind and solar photovoltaic energy facilities

Renewable energy development zone 5

Kimberley

Large scale solar photovoltaic energy facilities

Renewable energy development zone 6

Vryburg

Large scale solar photovoltaic energy facilities

Renewable energy development zone 7

Upington

Large scale solar photovoltaic energy facilities

Renewable energy development zone 8

Springbok

Large scale wind and solar photovoltaic energy facilities

Downloadable Data

The following data is available for download from the Downloads Tab.

REDZs Dataset - contains spatial data for the Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZs) boundaries in South Africa.

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Downloadable Documents

Document Description Upload Date Format File Size
Government Gazette No. 41445, Notice 114, page 92-96 Gazetted 16 February 2018 147KB
Printable Map signed by Minister REDZs and Strategic Transmission Corridors 13 April 2017 2MB
Printable Map Renewable Energy Development Zones 13 April 2017 294KB
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