Project Background

Moyeng Energy (Pty) Ltd have identified the potential to develop wind energy facility projects to add new capacity to the national electricity grid through the Proposed Rheboksfontein Wind Energy Facility in Western Cape, South Africa. Moyeng previously received environmental authorisation (EA) for the Proposed Project on 2 February 2012 (DEA Reference: 12/12/20/1582).

Environmental Impact Assessment Process

Moyeng have since identified proposed changes to the authorised Facility including to the layout and size of the turbines. The proposed changes would necessitate a Part two amendment under the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (Act No. 107 of 1998). This notification serves to announce the commencement of the Part Two Amendment process.

The Proposed amendments to the EA are as follows:

  • Increased turbine rotor diameter: from 126m to 170m;
  • Increased hub height: from 120m to 130m;
  • Increased maximum output capacity: from 129MW to 140MW;
  • Removal of turbine locations 32 and 33;
  • Increased temporary laydown are: from 40x40m to 50x65m;
  • Removal of the restriction of a steel tower; and
  • Increased turbine footprint: from 15x15m to 25x25m.

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) has been appointed as the independent Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) to undertake the Amendment and associated public participation process.

Availability of the Draft Amendment Report

The Draft Amendment Report was made available for comment from the 10 December 2020 to 30 January 2021 (i.e. a 30-day comment period) and was available at the following public locations:

  • Darling Public Library
  • Swartland Municipal Office, 46 Main Road, Yzerfontein
  • ERM Website:

Availability of the Revised Draft Amendment Report

The Revised Draft Amendment Report was made available for comment from 16 April to 17 May 2021 (i.e. a 30-day comment period) and was made available on ERM's Website:

Final Amendment Report:

The Final Amendment Report has been submitted to DEFF.