Hydropower – How we Reduce our Environmental Impact
Lesotho’s Muela hydropower plant has been generating 72 megawatts of electricity daily since it was opened in 1999. It’s part of the multi-million Rand Lesotho Highlands Water Project which carries water to South Africa.
To put this into perspective; For conventional generators, such as a coal plant, a megawatt of capacity will produce electricity that equates to about the same amount of electricity consumed by 400 to 900 homes in a year.
The plant generates enough electricity for national consumption as well as enough electricity to run itself once started.
At MG Health, we get our hydroelectric power from the Muela hydropower plant, and combined with our natural sunlight, it allows us to produce a product with very little environmental impact.