Glencore is one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies and one of its largest traders. Glencore Lydenburg CMI Smelter, an operation by Glencore South Africa (Pty) Ltd (the applicant) wishes to develop a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Energy Generation Facility at the Lydenburg CMI Smelter. The generation capacity will be up to 300 megawatts (MW). The electricity generated from the facility will be used at the Lydenburg smelter or will be wheeled to other Glencore operations. Other possible infrastructure will include an on-site substation / switching station, access roads, battery energy storage system and an 88kV power line. The proposed PV facility is located in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality (Ward 12 and 13), Ehlanzeni District Municipality, Mpumalanga Province. It was determined that an Environmental Authorization (EA) is required for the proposed activities at the PV facility. A full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process is being undertaken in support of the application for EA.

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