Lesotho Highlands Water Programme (phase 2), Mokhotlong, Lesotho

River: Khubelu and Senqu

Status: Proposed project

1 hectare per MW

2 people per MW

Map of Mokhotlong, Lesotho
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Net Present Value-6,797 million ZAR
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions-6,799 million ZAR
Internal Rate of Return2.13%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs282 ZAR per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW1 hectare per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions89,053 metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW74 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW1 hectare per MW
People displaced per megawatt2 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced2,547 people displaced
Area flooded1,125 hectares
Vegetation type or land coverSubtropical Grassland, Dry, Mostly grassland
Carbon density2.6 tC/ha
Installed capacity 1,200 MW
Capacity used65%
Construction time7 years
Construction cost, including transmission infrastructure costs15,471,000,000 ZAR
Wholesale price of energy57.03 USD
Economic discount rate6.1%