Welcome to LHWP Phase I

At inception, the project was designed to include five phases implemented over a period of 30 years and expected to transfer about 70 m3/s of water to the Gauteng Province in South Africa. Phase I of the was split into Phases 1A and 1B. The main physical features of Phase `1A are the Katse dam, the transfer tunnel from Katse to ‘Muela Hydropower station, The Muela Hydropower station and appurtenances and the delivery tunnel to the border with South Africa.

Phase 1B involved the construction of the Mohale dams, the diversion tunnel to the Katse dam Both phases also involved the construction of infrastructure such as tarred roads, feeder roads, bridges, camps, health facilities as well as environmental and social programmes.

Water Delivery & Electricity sales/prod. as at December 2017

Commodity Units Revenue
Water 14,790.2MCM M8,331,544,655.67
Electricity 8,641GWh M1,068,125,394.11

Dams Water Level as at 22 Feb 2018

Dam Volume Level* Full
Katse 1160.62MCM 2027.239masl 59.52%
Mohale 268.72MCM 2031.140masl 28.4%
*metres above sea level

Water and Electricity Sales Historical Data as at December 2017

Document Title
Water Sales[pdf]
Electric Sales LEC [pdf]
Electric Sales Eskom [pdf]