Tags: Electricity

Chinese investors inject K3 billion in projects

  Chinese investors eager to attend the forthcoming investment forum has declared their interest to invest K3 billion (US$6.7 million) in 20 projects in the country. Malawi is later this month scheduled to host its first ever investment forum whose preparations government say are at an advanced stage. The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (Mitc)…

Cosoma to use ‘Spy Machine’ for royalties

The Copyright Society of Malawi (Cosoma) is negotiating with the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) to use Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (Cirms), popularly known as ‘Spy Machine’, in managing broadcasting royalties. With the machine, the association will have access to an automated log, unlike the current system that requires broadcasters to manually log what…

Escom to add 40MW at Kapichira Power Station

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) says it intends to extend Kapichira Hydro-power Station to Phase III, which will add 40 megawatts (MW) to the power grid. Escom’s current installed generating capacity is at 351MW against suppressed demand of 350MW. The sole power supplier is currently in the process of engaging consulting services for a…

Malawi energy project to displace 3 500 people

An initial study by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) through consulting engineer Fichtner has found that the project to modernise the country’s power infrastructure will displace 51 households totalling 3 500 people. The study findings come ahead of fresh studies to be conducted by the consultant on resettlement and grievance management in the areas where…

No political interference in energy sector—Govt

Minster of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Atupele Muluzi has assured the country that his ministry will endeavour to promote professionalism by giving room to Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) to deliver quality services to the nation. He said Escom being the sole generator, transmitter and distributor of electricity, his ministry will strive to…

Mera maintains fuel, electricity prices

Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has maintained fuel and electricity prices at current levels despite the kwacha appreciating since the last downward revision in February which has made prices of imports such as fuel fairly cheaper. Since the energy regulatory adopted the automatic pricing mechanism (APM) in June 2012, fuel pump prices are adjusted to…