Malawi Energy Sector & Policy News

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Soche Technical College students riot over electricity. Source: The Nation Feb 10, 2017

Students' union representative Mercy Kalupsya: "The strike is all about electricity. We opened school on January 19, but ever since we came here we have been living without electricity so we are doing this because we want the management to provide us electricity".

Rainfall amounts still inadequate-Escom


Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has published a statement about the current electricity situation. “Escom says it is currently producing an average of 150 megawatts (MW) of power against installed capacity of 351.7 MW and that the impact of the rains on Lake Malawi and Shire River was insignificant”.

The normal water levels in Lake Malawi is around 474.00 meters above sea level (asl). But within the past years, the levels have dropped to as low as 372.97 metersasl, according to the Water Department.