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PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd for information relating to the Kelvin Power Station

28 July 2016

Requestee:
Kelvin Power (Pty) Ltd
Reference Number:
CER-2016-KLN-0001 (Kelvin)
Status:
Records received
  1. Records reflecting the current ownership of the Kelvin Power Station, following the bidding process of 2014 and 2015
  2. Records reflecting the period/s during which Kelvin has been operating at below capacity, the capacity at which it operated during these periods, and the reasons why it has been operating below capacity
  3. Records reflecting the upgrades that have been made to Kelvin in the last 10 years and the cost of these upgrades
  4. Records reflecting the current price at which Kelvin produces electricity
  5. Records reflecting the current price at which Kelvin sells electricity to City Power
  6. A copy of the contract between Kelvin and City Power regarding the supply of electricity
  7. Records reflecting the current price Kelvin pays for the water it receives from the City of Johannesburg (CoJ)
  8. Records reflecting the amount of water Kelvin receives from the CoJ
  9. A copy of the contract between Kelvin and the CoJ regarding the supply of water
  10. A copy of Kelvin’s decommissioning plan, including the records reflecting the dates when the decommissioning process and the required environmental impact assessment (EIA) process is planned to start
  11. The current atmospheric emission licence (AEL) for Kelvin issued by Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality if this is different from the AEL issued under number 14/1/1/7/1/66/Kelvin/Kemp, apparently signed by the air quality officer on 18 September 2013
  12. The current water use licence (WUL) issued by the then Department of Water Affairs (DWA) if this is different from the WUL issued under number 03/A21C/FGH/1110, and apparently signed on 24 June 2011 by the then Acting Director-General of the DWA

In terms of the AEL

  1. the monthly monitoring reports from April 2015 to date of responding to this PAIA request
  2. the most recent annual emission report
  3. the most recent annual report (if this is a different record from the annual emission report)
  4. Kelvin’s emission reduction plan to ensure compliance with the emission standards in the AEL, as well as with the new plant minimum emission standards from 1 April 2020, providing a detailed outline of how Kelvin will achieve compliance
  5. the fugitive emissions/dust management plan
  6. the noise management plan
  7. the reports on the investigations required in terms of condition 7.5
  8. the complaints register
  9. the monthly reports on complaints from 1 April 2015 to date of responding to this PAIA request

In terms of the WUL

  1. the most recent internal compliance audit report
  2. the most recent external compliance audit report
  3. all results of the analysis conducted of the water balance in the last year
  4. the most recent report on the results of the analysis of the water requirements
  5. the stormwater management plan and “plan for polluted stormwater system
  6. all accurate and up-to-date records of all system malfunctions in non-compliance with the WUL in the last year
  7. all action plans submitted to address incidents of potential pollution/health risks in the last year;
  8. the most recent Integrated Waste and Water Management Plans and Rehabilitation Strategy and Implementation Programmes
  9. the groundwater impact study
  10. the waste minimisation and management programme
  11. the rehabilitation and bio-remediation plan
  12. all surface water monitoring results and reports for the last year
  13. all biomonitoring results and reports for the last year
  14. all ground water monitoring results and reports for the last year
  15. all reports submitted relating to emergency monitoring incidents in the last year; and
  16. the most recent annual report

For further information please email [email protected].