Malawi Energy Sector & Policy News

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MERA in drive to curb counterfeits

Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has said it will open a counterfeit testing centre as one way of curbing the sale of renewable energy and electrical counterfeit products.

MERA renewable energy senior engineer Wilfred Kasakula told Business News in Blantyre the centre will be established following concerns of increased inflow counterfeits on the market.


"We are aware of the numerous counterfeit products, both for the renewable and electrical installation, that appears to be cheap but with a cheap life span, " he said.

Malawi Energy Policy Review Process - Update November 2015

The Malawi Energy Policy review process has reached its final stage. After the inital stakeholder consultation process undertaken by the consultant team of local and international experts by PriceWaterHouseCoopers and sharing of parts of the results with the interviewees for correction and refinement, the draft policy will be presented to the Government on Saturday 7th November.

After scrutiny by the government, the draft will then be shared with stakeholders and discussed in regional consultation meetings for final comments and questions before end November.