|Approval Date||14 Dec 2016|
|Signature Date||17 Feb 2017|
|Planned Completion Date||30 Sep 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23630|
The Urban Distribution Rehabilitation and Transmission Expansion Project is part of the medium-term energy sector investment program approved by the Government of Lesotho for the period 2016-2020. It aims to improve the reliability and quality of electricity supply to customers. The proposed intervention focuses on expanding access, rehabilitation and improvement of the electricity supply system. The improvement in the reliability and availability of the distribution network is to be achieved through rehabilitation of existing electricity supply switching stations, primarily in the municipality of Maseru, rehabilitation of some 33 kV lines, substation upgrade and construction of a 132 kV line to augment supply. The project will also conduct an electricity cost-of-service study and preparation of an energy resources map. Its implementation will allow to renovate and strengthen the electricity distribution network, which will lead to positive impacts on power losses and power cuts, which will reduce their impact by 2% and 25% (resp.), With to the key a network availability up 5%.
The purpose of the project is to improve the reliability and availability of the power distribution network to enhance quality of supply to existing consumers, including, specifically, the Letseng diamond mine, and to provide a basis for gradual transition of existing electricity tariffs to economic cost of service reflective levels in Lesotho.
The main beneficiaries are Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) and populations of Maseru, Botha-Bothe, Mohale’s Hoek, ThabaTseka and Quthing districts.
African Development Fund
Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC)
|Last Update||30 Nov 2022|
|Name||MOLEPO Seaga Abram|
|-30.15137 27.47691||Mohales Hoek|
|-28.76659 28.24937||Butha Buthe|