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Environmental Impact Assessment

for the Letsatsi Solar Power Facility

Firefly Investments 253 (Pty) Ltd (Trading as Letsatsi Power Company (Pty) Ltd) received environmental authorisation (EA), as of 5th September 2011 (DEA Ref: 12/12/20/1972) to construct and operate the 75MW DC Solar Power Plant near Soetdoring Farm, approximately 35km northwest of Bloemfontein in the Free State Province, South Africa.

Letsatsi Power Company (Pty) Ltd is proposing an amendment of its Environmental Authorisation to (i) modify the contact person for Firefly Investments 253 (Pty) Ltd; (ii) allow for the construction of capacitor banks near the south-eastern corner of the existing substation (iii) accommodate the construction of a 9 m3 aboveground diesel tank in the northern portion of the site between the substation and operational and maintenance buildings; iv) addition of a water treatment plant on site and (v) accommodate the temporary storage of waste modules on site. A substantive amendment (Part 2) process is required to support the Amendment of the EA.

This website serves to disseminate Project information as it becomes available. If you have any questions, or wish to register as an interested and affected party, please contact ERM.

The Draft Amendment Report for the Letsatsi (Previously Southdrift) Solar Power Facility is now available for comment, and can be downloaded below: 

Letsatsi Amendment Report_.pdf

ERM Contact

Environmental Resources Management
Ms Nadia Mol
Tel No: +27 21 6815400
Email: nadia.mol@erm.com