Wind farm to improve Lesotho's energy infrastructure

14 December 2010

A new wind farm is being developed in Lesotho that could add up to 30 megawatts of power to the country's national grid.

The project will cost $87 million (£55 million) and it is due to be fully operational by the end of 2012, Bloomberg reports.

As a result, the landlocked nation can expect the energy infrastructure of the area to improve, while the new plant will be situated at Letseng-La-Terai in the Mokhotlong district.

"This is an exciting project and it brings with it huge technological challenges for Lesotho," said Lehlohonolo Khoboko, a consultant on the scheme.

The news provider observed the Muela hydropower plant currently produces 72 megawatts, but once the next phase of this has been carried out it will rise to 110 megawatts.

Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa on all sides and the government of the nation advertises it as "a door to limitless trade opportunities".

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