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"ESCOM, Egenco fight delays 'cost-reflective' tariff"

Differences between Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) and Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) over cost-reflective tariff have delayed the roll out of the scheme with barely a year to the end of the $350 million (K242 billion) Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) energy compact.

United States of America (USA) Ambassador Virginia Palmer, whose government is financing the compact through MCC, has since expressed concern over the delayed resolution of the issue.

"ESCOM messes up Gensets deal"

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom), the distributor of electricity, has messed up the procurement of generators that were expected to add 78 megawatts (MW) to the national grid to minimise the intensity of current blackouts, The Nation has learnt.

All things being equal, the heavy-duty generators were scheduled to start running from this month.

However, to date, no single generator has been procured due to what the Office of the Director of Public Procurement (ODPP) says was Escom’s poor handling of the process.

Seeking answers to energy challenges. Source The Daily Times, Oct 03, 2017.

Interview with Solar Traders Association Director Chisambazi Nyirenda

"Power outages have now become a norm as the country continuos to rely on hydro power to generate electricity. Over the years, water levels in Lake Malawi have continued to go down, partly because of changes in climate patterns, thereby affecting flow in the Shire River where the country taps power to generate electricity".

World Bank calls for long-term energy investments. Source: The Nation, Aug 25, 2017

World Bank country manager Greg Toulmin: "It is clear that Malawi needs greater access to energy and that the country needs to build up the transmission backbone, develop better distribution channels, particularly in the rural areas and, of course, it needs to have the power to be able to out in place that system".

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.