Renewable Energy Development Zones and Assosiated Strategic Transmission Corridors.
National Environment Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) Section 24(5) applies.
Awaiting Public Comments before the end of day 22 May 2017
On 13 April 2017, Minister Edna Molewa published GNR 350 for public comment.
Comments are awaited on the procedure to be followed in applying for environmental authorisation, in terms of section 24(5) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 and Regulation 15 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014 for large scale wind and solar photovoltaic development activities identified in terms of section 24(2)(a) of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998.
Please note the following:
We recently became aware that the SEAs were not available on all the links as per the attached notice. In this regard the commenting period is extended by 7 calendar days. In this regard comments may be submitted before end of day 22 May 2017 to Mr. Franz Scheepers at e-mail FScheepers@environment.gov.za (Tel: 012 399 9285/9283) or Ms. Tinyiko Mboweni at e-mail TMboweni@environment.gov.za (Tel: 012 399 9287).
The following data is available for download from the Downloads Tab.
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1. REDZs Dataset - contains spatial data for the Renewable Energy Development Zones (REDZs) boundaries in South Africa.
2. Transmission Corridors Dataset - contains spatial data for the Strategic Transmission Corridors assosiated with the REDZs.
|Document||Description||Upload Date||Format||File Size|
|Government Gazette||No. 40785, Notice 350, page 17-21||Gazetted 13 April 2017||747KB|
|Printable Map signed by Minister||REDZs and Strategic Transmission Corridors||13 April 2017||2MB|
|Printable Map||Renewable Energy Development Zones||13 April 2017||294KB|
|Printable Map||Strategic Transmission Corridors||13 April 2017||310KB|
|SEA Wind and Solar||SEA for Wind and Solar Photovoltaic Energy in South Africa, 2015||20 April 2017||362MB|
|SEA EGI, 2016||SEA for Electricity Grid Infrastructure in South Africa, 2016||20 April 2017||241MB|