Escom says Malawi border trading centres to have Mozambique, Zambia power

Malawi power utility provider, Escom says the government is on the verge of signing an agreement with Mozambique and Zambia to share electricity with border trading centres of the country as the nation gears for the worst ever blackouts in the coming months.escom  load shedding

Director of Transmission Geofrey Banda said the draft agreement with Mozambique is ready and the signing ceremony will be done very soon.

He also said Zambia is waiting to sign the dotted lines so that it can share some of its power with the country’s border trading centres.

“Our border trading centres will enjoy this power transmission agreement,” said Banda.

However Malawians on social media say this agreement is too little too late wondering how small border trading centres can impact on the Malawi economy.

The Malawians say it could have made sense if there was an inter power connection with the two countries to provide power to the countries major cities where investment is sufferig due to prolonged hours of blackouts.

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2 thoughts on “Escom says Malawi border trading centres to have Mozambique, Zambia power”

  1. Kalekeni Kanene says:

    As a Malawian based in RSA, after briefly working for ABB (South Africa), Power Systems, I came across a single line diagram on the Matambo Substation in Tete Mozambique with a located 220kV feeder circuit to Malawi. I don’t know why Malawi cant import power from Mozambique up to now? Mozambique has excess power. Caborra Bassa (Songo) produces over 2,000 Megawatts, Benga a coal fired Power Station also must be producing over half of Caborra Bassa. Both power stations are in Tete. Tete and Blantyre are not far from each other, hence the transmission line cannot cost much. If South Africa which is far is already importing power from Mozambique, what more with us. Its high time Malawi woke up. Here it seems our leaders are without vision of future with regard to power. There are no more rapids along the Shire river to build new power stations to avert the current high demand. Kapichira is the last. This is according to my knowledge as I was once involved in its project designing in 1993 and 1994 when I worked for Knight Piesold and Tams Joint Venture. Sad that the current CEO s believed not to be a Professional Electrical Engineer, hence he cannot be able to understand some of the aspects. Wakeup Malawi before before its too late to save our already ailing economy.

  2. Sho says:

    So you were waiting for John Chisi to tell you what to do?

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