Langhoogte Wind Farm
SAGIT Energy Ventures Langhoogte wind farm is located near Botrivier in the Theewaterskloof Municipality in the Western Cape. The land comprises several privately-owned farms, and the region offers prime conditions for a large-scale wind energy project. All the land under consideration is cultivated land. This helps to ensure that the environmental impact of the project remains minimal.
Wind Farm Development Stages
Amendment Application Report for Langhoogte
Langhoogte Amendment Application Appendices
Langhoogte Comment Sheet
Langhoogte Letter to I&APs
Langhoogte Final Amendment Application 20150707
Langhoogte Final Amendment Application 20150707 Appendix
Langhoogte Final Amendment Application 20150707 Appendix (extra)
Final Langhoogte I&AP Notification Letter
Final Appendices 1 & 2 Langhoogte
SAGIT Energy Ventures undertook an extensive pre-feasibility study before selecting Langhoogte as an ideal site. Langhoogte is highly suitable for several reasons:
Topography: The elevated plateau of the Theewaterskloof Municipal region creates ideal conditions for energy generation.
Wind criteria: 5 specific wind conditions must be present in the region for it to be considered suitable for a wind energy farm. In other words, not just any wind will do – it must meet the 5 criteria for wind energy generation, which Langhoogte does.
Size of the site: A large enough area is required for the complete electricity-generating site to be constructed in one central place.
Connection to the National Distribution System: For the project to be cost-effective and energy efficient, it’s necessary for there to be a substation that links the farm to the energy grid. An existing Eskom substation is in place south of Botrivier, facilitating grid connectivity.
Minimal environmental impact: Environmental Authorisation has been issued.