Requirements for environmental authorisation for renewable energy facility published

Requirements for environmental authorisation for renewable energy facility published

South Africa – Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has published a notice on the amendment of certain requirements for an application for environmental authorisation for a renewable energy facility .

“The amendment is necessary to ensure that the full potential of the investment into electricity infrastructure can be realised,” the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment said on Tuesday .

They were published under sections 24(5)(a), 24(5)(b)(i) and 44 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No .

107 of 1998), read with regulation 10(b) of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 2014, as amended .

“The amendment requires that a proponent requests and obtains a consent letter from Eskom, or its successor, which confirms that the proposed layout of the facility will not unnecessarily obstruct access to the transmission or distribution infrastructure,” the department said .

The amendment was published in Government Gazette No .

49815, Notice No .

4143 on 04 December 2023 .

A copy of the Government Gazette can be obtained at: https://www .

dffe .

gov .

za/sites/default/files/legislations/nema_ea .

renewableenergyfacility_g49815gon4143 .

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Any enquiries in connection with the notice can be directed to Dr D Fischer at the following email address: dfischer@dffe .

gov .

za .

–SAnews .

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za

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