Astra Energy signs MoU with Lesotho government to develop 100MW renewable energy park

  • Astra Energy has announced that through its agent Aztec Management Consultants Inc., it has executed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with the Lesotho National Development Corporation to develop a 100MW Clean and Renewable Energy Park (“project”) in the small country of Lesotho, an enclave within South Africa.
  • Details on generation technology have not been specified.

Astra intends to own and operate the project as an independent power producer. This follows the same business model implemented for both the 50-MW Clean and Renewable Energy Park being developed with Zanzibar Electricity Corporation at Kibele Landfill in Zanzibar, and the 350-MW combined cycle power plant in mainland Tanzania being developed with the Tanzania Electric Supply Company.

These three projects combined have the potential to generate significant recurring revenues for the Company for many years. The projected gross revenue stream for these projects is estimated at $240 to $260 million annually over a minimum of 25 years.

The project will improve reliability of electricity delivery that is critical to a growing economy. Success of the project will also create both direct and indirect jobs and positively affect other sectors of the economy that primarily rely on a consistent and cost-effective supply of electric power.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

 

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