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

River: Khubelu and Senqu

Status: Proposed project

4 hectares per MW

14 people per MW

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Results

Net Present Value30,901 million ZAR
NPV including net greenhouse gas emissions30,895 million ZAR
Internal Rate of Return16.3%
Cost per MWh excluding environmental costs282 ZAR per MWh
Hectares flooded per MW4 hectares per MW
Gross CO₂ equivalent emissions395,793 metric tonnes
Gross CO₂ equivalent per MW330 metric tonnes per MW
Hectares flooded per MW4 hectares per MW
People displaced per megawatt14 people per MW

Inputs and assumptions

People displaced16,560 people displaced
Area flooded5,000 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%