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public commentary archives: 2011
The DNA for South Africa makes all submitted Project Design Documents (PDDs) available for public comment for a period of 30 days prior to an approval decision being made. This is done primarily by posting a copy of each PDD on this web page for that period.

The table below identifies PDDs that are currently open for public comment. These can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate PDD title in the table.
Comments on the PDDs are welcomed by the DNA and can be made by clicking on the "email comments" link within the table.

PDD Title Project Description
Grid Connected Wind Power Plant in Witberg, South Africa

Application Form

G7 Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd submitted a request for approval for the project Grid Connected Wind Power Plant in Witberg, South Africa, herein referred to as the project, as a Clean Development Mechanism project and issue of a Letter of Approval to support the project.

The proposed project involves the installation of wind power plant which will produce electricity. It will have electricity generation capacity of 150MW and will be supplied onto the South African national electricity grid to displace the generation from traditional coal-based electricity.

The proposed project activity will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 527 492.12 (tCO2e) per annum, over a crediting period of 7 years.

Location Republic of South Africa
Status Not Registered
Period 09 Nov 2011 – 09 Dec 2011
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ndiafhi.tuwani@energy.gov.za
or  lufuno.mukwevho@energy.gov.za
PDD Title Project Description
Grid Connected Wind Power Plant in Klawer, South Africa

Application Form

The proposed project involves the installation of wind power plant which will produce electricity. It will have electricity generation capacity of 30MW and will be supplied onto the South African national electricity grid to displace the generation from traditional coal-based electricity.

The proposed project activity will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 81 451.76 (tCO2e) per annum, over a crediting period of 21 years.

Location Republic of South Africa
Status Not Registered
Period 18 Oct 2011 – 17 Nov 2011
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ndiafhi.tuwani@energy.gov.za
or  lufuno.mukwevho@energy.gov.za
PDD Title Project Description
IFM Integrated Clean Energy Project.

Application Form IFM

The project involves the utilisation of waste furnace off-gas as a source of energy to generate clean electricity and contribute to lower greenhouse gas by replacing fossil fuel based power from the national grid.
Location Republic of South Africa
Status Not Registered
Period 27 September 2011 – 27 October 2011
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ndiafhi.tuwani@energy.gov.za
or  lufuno.mukwevho@energy.gov.za
PDD Title Project Description
Joburg Landfill Gas to Energy Project The objective of the proposed project is development of landfill gas extraction and utilization systems at five landfill sites (Linbro Park, Marie Louise, Robinson Deep, Goudkoppies and Ennerdale Landfill sites) within the Joburg municipality. It entails the installation of a gas extraction wells and a gas collection system to collect and extract landfill gas from the five landfill sites. The gas will be flared and then be used to generate electricity that will be supplied to local electricity distribution system.

The proposed project activity will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 530 083 (tCO2e) per annum, over a crediting period of 21 years.
Location Republic of South Africa
Status Not Registered
Period 13 Sept 2011 – 12 Oct 2011
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ndiafhi.tuwani@energy.gov.za
or  lufuno.mukwevho@energy.gov.za
PDD Title Project Description
Fuel Switch at Corobrik’s Driefontein Brick Factory in South Africa. Document 1

Fuel Switch at Corobrik’s Driefontein Brick Factory in South Africa. Document 2

The project involves the conversion from coal to natural gas in the clay brick-firing tunnel kiln at Driefontein Brick Factory.

The project will reduce greenhouse gas emissions as natural gas is less Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission intensive than coal. It will also results in a minor improvement in energy efficiency.

Location Republic of South Africa
Status Not Registered
Period 11 August 2011 – 11 September 2011
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ndiafhi.tuwani@energy.gov.za
or  lufuno.mukwevho@energy.gov.za
 
PDD Title Project Description
Springbok Grid Connected 55.5 MW Wind Farm, South Africa

Springbok Grid Connected 55,5 MW Wind Farm Project

The proposed project envisages the construction and operation of a wind farm with installed capacity of up to 55.5 MW. The wind farm will be comprised of up to 37 wind turbine generators and the associated infrastructure. Produced electricity will be supplied to the Eskom electricity network.

The wind turbines capture the kinetic energy of the wind to drive a generator located within the wind turbine where this energy is subsequently converted into electricity.The proposed project activity will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 128 733 (tCO2e) per annum, over a crediting period of 10 years.

Location Republic of South Africa
Status Not Registered
Period 18 Nov 2011 – 17 Dec 2011
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ndiafhi.tuwani@energy.gov.za
or  lufuno.mukwevho@energy.gov.za
 
PDD Title Project Description
Body Coal and Clamp Kiln Fuel Switch at Allbrick, South Africa

2011-10-21-Allbrick PDD

The proposed project objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by implementing a fuel switch from coal (fossil fuel) to charcoal (renewable fuel) in the clamp kilns and as the body fuel in the bricks. The charcoal is produced using wood waste from the local sawmills.

The proposed project activity will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5 604 (tCO2e) per annum, over a crediting period of 10 years.

Location Republic of South Africa
Status Not Registered
Period 18 Nov 2011 – 17 Dec 2011
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ndiafhi.tuwani@energy.gov.za
or  lufuno.mukwevho@energy.gov.za
 
PDD Title Project Description
Renewable energy generation through anaerobic digestion and biogas-based generation in South Africa

PDD_Application_Form- Farmsecure - AD PoA

CDM-PoA-DD Farmsecure - AD - 22 August 2011

The proposed Programme of Activities (PoA) will involve renewable energy generation through anaerobic digestion and biogas based energy generation. Some CDM Project Activities (CPAs) will also involve methane recovery from biomass that would have been left to decay anaerobically.

The first CPA will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4 909 (tCO2e) per annum, over a crediting period of 7 years.

Location Republic of South Africa
Status Not Registered
Period 18 Nov 2011 – 17 Dec 2011
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ndiafhi.tuwani@energy.gov.za
or  lufuno.mukwevho@energy.gov.za
PDD Title Project Description
De Aar Grid Connected 100.5 MW Wind Farm, South Africa

PDD Application Form_De Aar_18 11 2011 to the DNA

The proposed project envisages the construction and operation of a wind farm with installed capacity of up to 100.5 MW. The wind farm will be comprised of up to 67 wind turbine generators, and the associated infrastructure. Produced electricity will be supplied to the Eskom electricity network.The wind turbines capture the kinetic energy of the wind to drive a generator located within the wind turbine where this energy is subsequently converted into electricity.

The proposed project activity will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 227 892 (tCO2e) per annum, over a crediting period of 10 years.

Location Republic of South Africa
Status Not Registered
Period 18 Nov 2011 – 17 Dec 2011
Send comments to DNA DNA@energy.gov.za
ndiafhi.tuwani@energy.gov.za
or  lufuno.mukwevho@energy.gov.za
 
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