SGL – Driefontein Solar Power Plant 150 MW – KwaZulu-Natal - Project Profile
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Sibanye Gold Ltd (SGL) is building a solar power plant in Driefontein, South Africa.
The project involves the construction of a 150MW solar power plant. It will be developed in phases with each phase of 50MW.
It includes the construction of powerhouses, substations and related infrastructure, the installation of solar
modules, transformers and power control units, and the laying of transmission lines.
In 2016, all environmental authorization applications, including an environmental impact assessment and a water-use general authorization, were submitted to the relevant regulatory bodies for consideration.
In January 2017, provisional approvals was obtained from the Department of Environmental Affairs. Applications to Eskom, for technical approvals and applications to the Department of Energy (DOE), for regulatory approvals have been submitted.
The project is awaiting approvals from Eskom and DOE. The project is expected to start in the third quarter of 2017 and the first phase of the project is expected to generate 50MW by 2018.
The project involves the construction of a 150MW solar power plant in Driefontein, South Africa.
The US$235 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a powerhouse
2. Construction of a substation
3. Laying of transmission lines
4. Installation of solar modules and transformers
5. Construction of related infrastructure
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