Power Africa in Lesotho

 

Lesotho Electricity Profile: 100mw currently installed, 17% access, 8% rural

Electricity in Lesotho is supplied by Muela’s hydroelectric power station (72 MW), with some small hydro projects also providing generation capacity. However, peak demand has reached up to 140 MW in the past, forcing Lesotho to meet the deficit with more expensive imports from Mozambique and South Africa. Based on 2013 data, Lesotho’s national electrification rate reached 17%, (8% in rural areas, 43% in urban areas). 

 

Sources:

  • SE4LL, Rapid Assessment and Gap Analysis for Lesotho
  • Climate Investment Funds, Lesotho Country Plans
  • Lesotho Energy And Water Authority
  • Dynamics Of Electricity Demand In Lesotho: A Kalman Filter Approach, National University Of Lesotho
  • IEA, World Energy Outlook 2015

Last updated: August 09, 2016

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