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Working to address energy poverty

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"The power of solar"

Making do with what you have. The age-old idiom rings true in many parts of the world.

But what if you have nothing to make do with and the situation is so dire that government, the economy or foreign aid are no longer able to solve it?

Malawi's current energy crisis eclipses everything and it is difficult to find an area not impacted by the lack of power in the country.

Business, education, healthcare, transport, air travel, tourism. When the lights go out, everything is affected. Factories close, children cannot study, travel becomes dangerous.

"Solar project to 'rescue' hospitals"

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has embarked on a K2.7 billion ($3.7 million) project to install solar energy at 85 health facilities nationwide.

The initiative aims to ensure seamless delivery of health services in the face of prolonged power outages, according to MoH chief of Health Services Dr. Charles Mwansambo.

Said Mwansambo in an interview yesterday: “The goal was to prioritise saving lives and curbing power disruptions, especially in key hospital sections like theatres, maternity wings and intensive care units and under-five section.

"The price of running economy on gensets"

Desperate measures demand desperate solutions. That is the situation Malawi has found itself in as power generation has gone to some of the lowest levels in the country’s history.

From the explanation of Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) chief executive officer William Liabunya, within a week, electricity generation has dropped from 180 megawatts (MW) to 160MW—a 20MW drop. This is in contrast to the installed generation capacity of 351MW and demand of 350MW.

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".