As was reported in the local press last year, Eskom plans to construct a 400kV transmission Power Line between Mossel Bay and George, and between George and Beaufort West.
An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process is legally required to obtain permission to proceed.
Various alternative alignments have been proposed and the public was invited to participate in the process to ensure that the environment is not impact upon in a manner that could have been minimised, if the decision makers had sufficient information. The readers of Gremlin can provide valuable inputs in this regards.
To update you on the 400kv Transmission power line project between Mossel Bay and George and between George and Beaufort West: The project is still in the Scoping Phase and the public has the opportunity to participate in this phase and the EIA phase to follow. At this stage, the Draft Scoping Reports for the application (inclusive of amended Specialist Reports) are available and have been uploaded to Dropbox and all are welcome to make comments on the contents (that have not changed substantially from the 2015 reports). Please comment before or on the 6th of May 2016. Documents can be perused at the following location: