Reports

One of the major hurdles in the Energy sector in Lesotho is access to information. All stakeholders bemoan this state of affairs perpetually. Below please find a searchable list of the documents produced by various energy stakeholders in the country. ERC aims to maintain a healthy and up-to-date list of all important documents. That can only be achieved provided people share the documents with us. For any crucial document that's not on the list below, please email it to energy@nul.ls and we'll do our best to make it available.

Title Institutions Year
Economic growth through sustainable access to renewable energy in rural Lesotho Positive Planet 2021 Download
AFRICA SOLAR OUTLOOK 2021 A COUNTRY-BY-COUNTRY REVIEW OF THE STATUS OF SOLAR IN AFRICA AFSIA 2021 Download
Raising awareness on benefits of renewable energy solutions in rural Lesotho Positive Planet 2021 Download
Lesotho electricity demand profile from 2010 to 2030 Journal of Energy in Southern Africa 2021 Download
RENEWABLES 2021 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT REN21 2021 Download
Renewables 2020: Global Status Report REN21 2020 Download
Women Entrepreneurs as Key Drivers in the Decentralised Renewable Energy Sector Alliance for Rural Electrification 2020 Download
SCALING UP AFRICA’S RENEWABLE POWER RES4Africa 2020 Download
Expanding Renewable Energy for Access and Development: THE ROLE OF DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Boston University 2020 Download
A Parabolic Trough Baking Device Developed in Lesotho by Ivan Yaholnitsky International Journal of Food Science and Agriculture 2020 Download
Permaculture, Education & Enterprise for the Sustainable Development Goals in Lesotho by Ivan Yaholnitsky Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Science, 2020 Download
Annual Review 2020: Bethel Business and Community Development Centre Bethel Business and Community Development Centre 2020 Download
LESOTHO RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY ACCESS PROJECT World Bank 2020 Download
Lesotho’s 4th National Greenhouse Gas Inventory: 2011 - 2017: National Inventory Report LMS 2020 Download
Exploring the Role of Guarantee Products in Supporting Local Currency Financing of Sustainable Off-Grid Energy Projects in Africa African Development Bank 2020 Download
Benchmarking Africa's Minigrids AFRICA MINIGRID DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION (AMDA) 2020 Download
Renewable Energy - Market Intelligence Report 2019 GreenCape 2019 Download
SE4ALL Regulatory Framework for Mini-grids DoE 2019 Download
Renewables 2019: Global Status Report REN21 2019 Download
Integrated ElectrificationPathways for Universal Access to Electricity SE4ALL 2019 Download
2017 Energy Report BoS 2019 Download
Lesotho's 4th National GHG Inventory: 2011-2017 LMS 2019 Download
Lesotho Poverty Assessment: Progress and Challenges in Reducing Poverty World Bank 2019 Download
Annual Review 2019: Bethel Business and Community Development Centre Bethel Business and Community Development Centre 2019 Download
RE-thinking Access to Energy Business Models RES4Africa 2019 Download
Mid-term Review Report: SE4ALL Development of Cornerstone Public Policies and Institutional Capacities Project Document SE4ALL 2019 Download
Climate Change Mitigation Assessment: Preparation of the Third National Communication LMS 2019 Download
Household Energy Consumption Survey BoS 2018 Download
Lesotho Electrification Master Plan: Off-Grid DoE 2018 Download
Lesotho Electrification Master Plan: Grid DoE 2018 Download
Africa-EU Renewable Energy Research & Innovation Symposium (RERIS 2018) Proceedings Springer 2018 Download
Minigrid Investment Report: Scaling The Nigerian Market The Nigerian Economic Summit Group 2018 Download
Opportunities and Challenges in the Mini-Grid Sector in Africa EEP 2018 Download
Lesotho Country Action Agenda DoE 2018 Download
Lesotho Investment Prospectus DoE 2018 Download
IEA Renewables 2018to2023 Analysis & Forecast IEA 2018 Download
Mini-grid Prefeasibility Report - Mokhotlong SE4ALL 2018 Download
Mini-grid Prefeasibility Report - Qacha's Nek SE4ALL 2018 Download
Mini-grid Prefeasibility Report - Thaba-Tseka SE4ALL 2018 Download
Cost of Service Study LEWA 2018 Download
Dispelling the Myths: Renewables in the Grid ISES 2018 Download
GUIDELINES FOR THE INTEGRATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN NATIONAL, SECTORAL AND LOCAL POLICIES, STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS MoEM 2018 Download
Lesotho’s Climate Change Scenarios Report LMS 2018 Download
Renewable Energy Mini-grids in Malawi: Status, Barriers and Opportunities University of Strathclyde 2018 Download
Electricity use and affordability among rural households in Lesotho ERC 2018 Download
National Climate Change Policy LMS 2017 Download
Lesotho’s Nationally Determined Contribution [NDC] LMS 2017 Download
Strategic siting and regional grid interconnections key to low-carbon futures in African countries PNAS 2017 Download
Scaling up Renewable Energy for Low Income Countries (SREP) - Lesotho Investment Plan DoE 2017 Download
National Sustainable Energy Strategy DoE 2017 Download
LESOTHO ELECTRICITY AND WATER AUTHORITY: ANNUAL REPORT 2016/17 LEWA 2017 Download
National Climate Change Policy Implementation Strategy - NCCPIS MoEM 2017 Download
Lesotho's Nationally Determined Contribution under the UNFCCC MoEM 2017 Download
SE4ALL Development of Cornerstone Public Policies and Institutional Capacities Project Document UNDP 2016 Download
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (REEESAP) 2016-2030 SADC 2016 Download
Censors 2016 Summary BoS 2016 Download
Lesotho Energy Policy 2015-2025 DoE 2015 Download
LREBRE Draft Terminal Evaluation Report UNDP 2015 Download
Regulatory Framework for the Development of Renewable Energy Resources in Lesotho LEWA 2015 Download
State of Renewable Energy in South Africa DoE_SA 2015 Download
Lesotho Grid code LEWA 2015 Download
Lesotho Energy Needs Assessment: Stakeholders Working in Silos NUL 2014 Download
Analysis of Infrastructure for Renewable Power in Eastern and Southern Africa IRENA 2014 Download
Microgrids for Rural Electrification United Nations Foundation 2014 Download
PFS confirms viability of Monont’sa pumped storage power plant Engineering News 2014 Download
Lesotho Renewable Energy Policy (Draft) DoE 2013 Download
SE4ALL: Rapid Assessment & Gap Analysis UNDP 2012 Download
Gender Audit: The Energy Policy and Programmes for the Kingdom of Lesotho GENOL ENERGIA 2012 Download
Lesotho Generation Masterplan (pre-feasibility study): Hydro LEC 2010 Download
Lesotho Generation Masterplan (pre-feasibility study): Wind LEC 2010 Download
Lesotho Generation Masterplan (pre-feasibility study): Solar LEC 2010 Download
Lesotho Generation Masterplan (pre-feasibility study): Economics LEC 2010 Download
LEC Annual Report 2008/9 LEC 2009 Download
Rural Electricity Quality of Service and Supply Standards LEWA 2008 Download
LESOTHO RENEWABLE ENERGY-BASED RURAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT: Annual Report DoE 2008 Download
ELECTRICITY SUPPLY INDUSTRY OF LESOTHO: General Information for Potential Investors USAID 2008 Download
IMPLEMENTATION COMPLETION AND RESULTS REPORT: UTILITIES SECTOR REFORM PROJECT World Bank 2008 Download
National Electrification Master Plan for Lesotho DoE 2007 Download
Lesotho Energy Access Strategy project: Household Energy Access Strategy GTZ 2007 Download
Lesotho Energy Access Strategy Project: Baseline Study Report GTZ 2007 Download
Lesotho Highlands Water Project: Feasibility Study for Phase II LHDA 2006 Download
A Country Framework Report: Private Solutions for Infrastructure in Lesotho World Bank 2004 Download
The Transfer of Energy Technology: A Case Study of Hydropower in Lesotho: MSc Dissertation by Moses H. Ntlamelle UCT 2003 Download
Access to Electricity Study DoE 2001 Download
Vision 2020 Lesotho Government 2000 Download
Construction and Commissioning of the 'Muela Hydropower Project Tunnnelling and Underground Space Technology 1999 Download
EXPERIENCES AND FINAL REPORT FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MANTSONYANE AND SEMONKONG SMALL HYDRO ELECTRIC SCHEMES IN LESOTHO Norway 1991 Download
Evaluation of Mini-Hydropower Plants in Lesotho Norway 1990 Download
Oxbow hydroelectric project feasibility study Lesotho Government 1989 Download
Semonkong Hydropower Plant SADC 1989 Download
Hydroelectric Power in Lesotho Norway 1987 Download
LESOTHO: Recommended activities in small hydropower development USA 1982 Download