A wind farm proposed for Lesotho’s Maluti-Drakensberg region has received the green light from the Lesotho government.

The 42-turbine wind energy project is a project of PowerNET Developments (Pty) Ltd, a joint venture between South African energy consultancy NETGroup and Lesotho’s Powerdev Group.

Lesotho’s first wind power facility, the 25-35 megawatt project would be located near the diamond mine of Letseng La Terai in the highlands of Lesotho. The company is planning to sell the wind power to Lesotho Electricity Company, a Lesotho government company.