THEORY: With enough can-do attitude, Lesotho can do this thing!
Landlocked Lesotho plans to spend the next ten to 15 years developing the continent’s largest green energy project, worth USD 15b and financed up to 80 percent by Chinese loans. The Guardian:
The Lesotho highlands power project (LHPP) will generate 6,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power and 4,000MW of hydropower, equivalent to about 5% of neighbouring South Africa’s electricity needs.
Lesotho says the scheme will help end its plight as one of the world’s poorest countries, “making it a case study in how investing in renewable energy can transform a nation’s fortunes”.
Now imagining a “logframe” wherein the project spurs enough growth in Lesotho for the project to expand and for the energy produced to be gobbled up by both countries.