The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) Board has resolved that ESCOM electricity tariffs be increased from January 1 2016.
According to Mera board chair Dingiswayo Jere, tariffs will go up from an average of MK40.69/kWh to MK53.69/kWh (or$0.08 per KWh)
Meanwhile, Escom officials say they are minimising load shedding in Malawi because water levels in Shire River have risen following heavy rains in the past days.
Andrew Mbewe, Escom manager for southern region said in a paid up programme on Capital Radio that the situation should now improve following the rains that are falling constantly.
“Things should improve now,” said Mbewe whose company generates 351 megawatts of electricity which is not enough for the country due to high demand.
Mbewe said the situation this year was worse as the company had to loadshed even in industrial areas apart from hospitals, saying the waters levels in Shire were extremely low.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :