Lesotho’s energy supply is mainly concentrated in the Muela hydroplant with an installed capacity of 72MW. There are also four mini‐hydro plants with a combined installed capacity of 3.25MW. Energy demand, 145MW is satisfied from both domestic generation and through imports from Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM) in Mozambique, accounting for 60% of imports, and ESKOM in South Africa within the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).
The industrial sector consumed 35% of the electricity demand in 2010 and this was followed by the domestic sector, which consumed 31% of the total electricity. The commercial sector (17%) and general purpose energy consumption (16%) are both about half of the industrial and household sector consumption respectively. The household electricity access in Lesotho has already been indicated to be averaging 26% nationally divided into 65% for urban households and 6% for rural households.