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November 24, 2021

Kobong Pumped Storage, Lesotho

By Carmen

Kobong Pumped Storage is a 1,200MW hydro power project. It is planned on Kobong river/basin in Lesotho. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,200 1,200 Permitting Lesotho Lesotho Highlands Development Authority

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Lesotho Highlands Development Authority.

Kobong Pumped Storage is a pumped storage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 780 million cubic meter. The project cost is expected to be around $1,300m.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2024.

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Contractors Involved

Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the hydro power project.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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