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Malawi Energy Sector & Policy News

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"Of power outages amid misplaced priorities"

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The persistent power outages besetting his nation need no introduction. And the impacts of these outages are there for all to see: Some manufacturing companies have scaled down their production, producing at around 40 percent of their optimal capacity, subsequently resulting in shortages on the market of some critical products such as cement; Small and Medium Entreprises (SMEs) whose core business rely solely on electricity have not been spared either with the survival of these small businesses remaining a daunting task in this hostile business environment.

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"New policy to boost gas uptake - Mera"

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) is banking on new guidelines for liquid and petroleum gas (LPG) to increase uptake of gas, whose consumption, at 150 grammes per capita, is the lowest in the region.

Unlike other countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) region, Malawi has made less strides in the sector due to public perception; thereby losing out on an important alternative energy source.

"Investmenting in power tops Ecama resolutions"

Newly appointed Economics Association of Malawi (Ecama) president, Chikumbutso Kalilombe, says the association has come up with both long-term and medium-term resolutions that will help Malawi achieve inclusive and transformative economic growth going forward.

Topping the medium-term resolutions is the need to invest in the energy sector as one way of dealing with the electricity crisis that has crippled private sector growth.

"Consider energy-efficient buildings"

Incessant power outages continue to haunt the country.

As the dry season holds, the water levels in the Shire River dwindle– significantly lowering the output of Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) output in the process.

Over the years, this problem is becoming ever more distinctively seasonal.

This trend is not only unsustainable but also works against the country’s development.

The urgency to keep it in check cannot be overemphasised.

Ideally, increasing production through major infrastructural investment should be the solution of choice.

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