Metsimatala CSP Solar Energy Facility – 150 MW CSP
Metsimatala CSP Solar Energy (Pty) Ltd. appointed Enviroworks (Pty) Ltd. to undertake the Scoping & Environmental Impact Assessment report for the construction of a 150 MW CSP (parabolic trough) facility. The principal objective of this project is for the generation and supply of clean, renewable electricity into the Eskom national power grid, as part of the proposed Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Program (REIPPPP).
The development constitutes a total footprint area of 500 ha which will include associated infrastructure such as an onsite substation, wiring between the CSP mirror panels, internal access roads, security infrastructure and a storage area.
The proposed project facility and associated infrastructure will be established on the Farm Groenwater No 453 which is located directly adjacent to the west of the informal settlement of Metsimatala. The specific farm portions on which the facility will be established are the Remaining Extent of Farm Groenwater No 453 as well as Remaining Extent of Portions 4 and 5 of Farm Groenwater No 453. The properties are owned by the Groenwater Communal Property Association (CPA) members and is situated approximately 22 km north-east of the town of Postmasburg and 17 km north-east of the town of Lime Acres in the Northern Cape Province.