Delegate Profile

Mr LEFA DAVID MOTLALANE
GENERAL MANAGER
LESOTHO ELECTRICITY COMPANY
Lesotho
W : WWW.LEC.CO.LS
 
Industry / Sector
Power & Energy
Personal Profile
GENERAL MANAGER - STRATEGY, PLANNING AND PROJECTS. HAVE BEEN WITH THE ELECTRICITY SECTOR FOR SIXTEEN YEARS. I HOLD MBA FROM UNIVERSITY OF FREE STATE. AT THE MOMENT MY MAIN RESPONSIBILITY IS ELECTRIFICATION PROJECTS AND NETWORK EXPANSION PROJECTS. OVER AND ABOVE THAT ALL PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN AT LEC HAVE TO BE DONE THROUGH MY DIVISION. I AM MARRIED WITH TWO BOYS AND A GIRL
Company Profile
Lesotho Electricity Company is the electricity utility company 100% owned the Government of Lesotho. It was established in 1969 and is responsible for transmission, distribution and supply of Electricity within Lesotho. LEC has about 230 000 customers and about 550 employees. its peak power was 156 MW in winter of 2017. 66 % of electrical energy is obtained from local generation while 33% is being imported from neighboring countries, namely South Africa and Mozambique. LEC is a member of South African Power Pool since its establishment in 1995 and participate in trading in the pool. The company has a challenge of old network which need to be refurbished, expansion of network to facilitate more connections, construction of own generating facilities to reduce import of electricity and is a need to develop skills of its technical staff. Access to finances are the only solution to Lesotho electricity company problems.