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US power company ready to start work

 

The US power company Water Wheel International plans a hydropower plant in Nkhata Bay, which uses the company own technology calles Pump Storage Innovation. It is expected that the plant is able to add 42 megawatts to the national grid.

The company´s President Rod Ekern: “[…] one of our future projects will be to fully utilise the technology so that we can develop energy without being dependent upon rainfall and it will create what we call baseline continuous power”.

Escom rolls out LED bulbs distribution

 

“The project, which will be conducted in two phases, will start with a free exchange of incandescent bulbs (non-energy saving bulbs) with 450 000 LED bulbs in high impact areas such as Ndirande and Chirimba townships in Blantyre while in the second phase, 750 000 LED bulbs will be sold on retail in low feeder areas”.

Escom LED bulbs project starts today

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has started disturbing and installing of efficient lighting bulbs called Light Emitting Diode (Led) bulbs for reducing blackouts.

Escom Spokesperson George Mituka: "The effect of these bulbs once installed will be reducing the demand of electricity especially during the evening peak hours by 30 megawatts which is enough to light Mzuzu City, Zomba and Karonga".

Low income households are supposed to get these bulbs for free.

"When the wind of change blows some build walls while others build windmills."

"When the wind of change blows some build walls while others build windmills." Chinese proverb

In May 2014, the WEPP Programme installed two meteorological (met) masts in Malawi at two locations in Malawi.

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