Project Summary

Strategic Integrated Project (SIP) targeted by the SEA: SIP 8 “Green Energy in support of the South African economy”

  • Type of Renewable Energy Technology considered in the SEA: Onshore Wind Energy and Solar photovoltaic facilities
  • Project Timeframe:



  • Extent: National
  • SEA Project Steering Committee:
    • Department of Defence
    • Eskom
    • Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office
    • National Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
    • National Department of Energy (DoE)
    • National Department of Environmental Affairs (Chair)
    • National Department of Mineral Resources (DMR)
    • National Department of Public Enterprises (DPE)
    • National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
    • National Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
    • National Department of Water Affairs & Sanitation (DWS)
    • Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission (PICC)
    • South African Air Force
    • South African National Defence Force (SANDF)
    • South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
    • South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
    • Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAET)
    • Free State Department of Tourism, Environmental and Economic Affairs (DETEA)
    • Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD)
    • KwaZulu Natal Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs and Rural Development (KZNDAE)
    • Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism (LEDET)
    • Mpumalanga Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism (DEDET)
    • Northern Cape Department of Environment & Nature Conservation (DENC)
    • Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism in the North West Province
    • Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEADP)
  • SEA Expert Reference Group:
    • Air Traffic Navigational Services (ATNS);
    • Birdlife South Africa (Birdlife SA);
    • Cape Nature;
    • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA);
    • Council for Geoscience (CGS);
    • Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT);
    • Industrial Development Corporation (IDC);
    • National Department of Defence (DoD);
    • National Department of Public Enterprises (DPE);
    • National DoE Independent Power Producer Office (DoE IPP);
    • National Heritage Council South Africa (NHCSA);
    • Sentech;
    • South African Air Force (SAAF);
    • South African Bat Assessment Advisory panel (SABAAP);
    • South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA);
    • South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI);
    • South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL);
    • South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA);
    • South African Weather Services  (SAWS);
    • South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA); and
    • Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa as part of the Department of Science and Technology (DST); and
    • Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA)

Conservation experts working group:

  • Birdlife SA
  • South African Heritage Resource Association (SAHRA)
  • University of Cape Town Animal Demography Unit (ADU)
  • South African Bat Assessment Association (SABAA)
  • Overberg Renosterveld Trust
  • South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
  • Cape Nature
  • Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF) South Africa

Industry experts working group

  • South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA)
  • South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA)
  • Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office
  • CSIR Energy Centre
  • Department of Energy
  • Eskom