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Scatec signs agreement for 20 MW solar project in Lesotho

26th November 2021

By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Senior Contributing Editor Online


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Norway-based renewable power producer Scatec has entered into an agreement with the Lesotho Electricity Company and the government of Lesotho to build the first independent power producer (IPP) solar project in Lesotho.

A related power purchase agreement (PPA), connection agreement and implementation agreement were signed at an official ceremony held in Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, which marked the culmination of successful negotiations with the Lesotho Electricity Company and the government of Lesotho.

The 20 MW project will be funded by the Renewable Energy Performance Platform and equity co-sponsors – Scatec, Norfund, One Power Lesotho, Izuba Energy and the Lesotho Pension Fund.

“We are proud to be the first IPP to develop a solar project in Lesotho, an important step for Scatec in the country.

“The Southern African region is a key market for Scatec and a region with great potential for the development of affordable clean energy. Scatec is the leading solar IPP in the region, and we look forward to expanding our footprint and developing more renewable energy in the years to come,” says Scatec sub-Saharan Africa GM Jan Fourie.

Scatec will build, operate and majority-own the facility under a 25-year PPA, with financial close expected early next year.  

Edited by Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online




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