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Malawi Energy Sector & Policy News

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"Escom still working on new system"

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has indicated that erratic services that the corporation’s customers are experiencing are a result of the process to transition to new prepaid and post-paid billing systems.
When contacted yesterday [Sunday], Escom Public Relations Manager, George Mituka, said the corporation is aware of the challenges its customers are experiencing, saying engineers are working around the clock to resolve the problems.

Business Intelligence: "Self actualising energy use"

Scholar Lewis had his take on stages of development or better, growth. The statistics are, however, worrying and do not paint that picture any dreamer wishes for.

Neither do sentiments nor the psyche give you a feeling that the conditions of a take-off are close by.

The only positive thing one feels is that we have known no war but the annoying part is the inability to build prosperity on a foundation solid in peace.


Company Track: "PCL ponders on generating, exporting power"

Dual-listed conglomerate Press Corporation Limited (PLC) has outlined plans to generate about 12 megawatts (MW) at its two subsidiary ethanol-producing plants.

PCL owns PressCane which has an ethanol plant at Nchalo in Chikwawa. The plant is expected ro produce 7MW and Ethanol Company (EthCo) in Dwangwa, Nkhotakota envisaged to produce 5MW.


"Escom in system upgrade to enhance efficiency"

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has migrated to a new management information system (MIS) to enhance efficiency by consolidating all work and systems to produce desired output.

The project, which started in 2014 as part of reforms at Escom, is a Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)-funded project through Millennium Challenge Account Malawi (MCA-M).

"Egenco completes MZ gensets project"

The Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) has commissioned the final genset at Luwinga in Mzuzu, completing the six megawatts (MW) to be contributed to the national grid.

There are three gensets at the site, each contributing two MW. The first was commissioned on December 31 2017, the second last Friday, and the third on Monday.

In an interview yesterday, Egenco chief executive officer William Liabunya said the gensets will be switched on from Monday to Friday for four hours each day.

"Escom busts illegal connections"

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) yesterday disconnected power to 24 households in Lilongwe after finding tenants in alleged illegal electricity connections.

‘Dubai’ Flats in Area 2 Township, housing 18 households, was one of the structures caught out with the illegal connections, which had two Escom power sources.

This arrangement ensured the tenants were virtually enjoying 24-hour power all-day long—even at the peak of the recent prolonged national blackouts that lasted up to 25 hours as they were connected to the Kamuzu Central Hospital line.

"Egenco U-turns on airlifting gensets"

The Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) has said it will no longer airlift generators from China as communicated earlier because using that mode of transport is  as good as paying half the price for purchasing the gensets.

Egenco chief executive officer William Liabunya says the company has since resorted to shipping the gensets, whose supplier is based in India.

Airlifting was meant to speed up the process of generating power from diesel-powered generators. Only three generators, with a total of six megawatts (MW) have been installed at Luwinga in Mzuzu.