Client: Red Cap Energy (Pty) Ltd
Red Cap Energy - Hoogland Wind Farms and Associated Grid Connection Projects, Loxton and Beaufort West
Red Cap Energy (Pty) Ltd (‘Red Cap’) is proposing to develop four Wind Farms and associated grid connections (together referred to as the Hoogland Project) in an area located between Loxton and Beaufort West in the Northern and Western Cape Provinces. Hoogland 1 and 2 are located to the north closer to Loxton and form the Northern Cluster of Wind Farms that will share a grid connection named the Hoogland Northern Grid Connection. Hoogland 3 and 4 are located closer to Beaufort West and comprise the Southern Cluster which will similarly share a separate grid connection, named the Southern Grid Connection. The two Grid Connections are each in the form of 132 kV overhead power lines and will connect the Hoogland Wind Farms to the Nuweveld Collector Substation on Red Cap’s adjacent Nuweveld Wind Farms Project. It is intended that these projects would be bid in a forthcoming round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
The proposed development area falls within the Central Karoo and Namakwa District Municipalities and is adjacent to Red Cap’s three Nuweveld Wind Farm Projects which have environmental authorisation. The Wind Farms are predominantly located to the west of the R381 which runs between Beaufort West and Loxton however the Grid Connections both span the R381. The main land use of the project area is low-density livestock farming (grazing).
Please see the links below to download the respective reports and their appendices. A presentation of the projects as well as a Non-technical Summary (NTS) document have also been provided below.
The relevant environmental reports for the above-mentioned projects have been made available for a 30-day public review and comment period from 18 March to 22 April 2022. Should you and / or your organisation wish to comment on the reports for the proposed facilities, comments should be sent to SLR, at the details above, by no later than 22 April 2022.
Full copies of the report for each project can be downloaded using the links below:
- Hoogland Northern Cluster Wind Farms Report
- Hoogland Northern Grid Connection Report
- Hoogland Southern Cluster Wind Farms Report
- Hoogland Southern Grid Connection Report
A presentation of the projects as well as a Non-technical Summary (NTS) document have also been provided below.