$16 million power project on course in Mulanje: To supply electricty to Escom from March

The Mulanje Hydro Limited (MHL) has expressed satisfaction with the progress made on the implementation the Ruo-Ndiza power project in Mulanje district.

Once completed, the hydro project is expected to generate a total of 8.2 MW of electricity
Ruo-Ndiza power project to be completed in March

The US$16 million hydro project is expected to generate a total of 8.2 MW of electricity.

Managing Director for MHL Ian McKersie has disclosed that the first phase of the project will be completed by March 2019 and that they will be supplying the electricity to State-owned power utility Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom)  through the national grid.

“We are happy with the progress we have achieved so far. We started the implementation in June 2018 and according to our plan we would like to complete by December 2019. We have scheduled to commission the first power generating unit at Ndiza in March and the other unit at Ruo will be commissioned in August this year,” explained McKersie.

Mulanje Hydro Limited is one of the energy investors that were registered in 2017 alongside Haman Company limited by the Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC).

The company pledged to bring in US$25million investment through the hydro power project.
Meanwhile, Malawi Investment and Trade Centre says it is pleasing to note that the investor has made such progress in the implementation of the project.

MITC Public Relations Officer (PRO) Deliby Chimbalu said; “We are happy that the investor has made tremendous progress in implementation of this electricity generation project. This will go a long way in mitigating the challenges that the energy sector is currently facing”.

Meanwhile, the investor has already signed a Power Purchase Agreement deal with ESCOM.

The Ruo Ndiza power project is being implemented in Mulanje utilising the Ruo and Ndiza Rivers.

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mtete
mtete
2 years ago

Agreed ESCOM would have developed this small hydro station. But we have this animal called ECONOMIES OF SCALE. I am sure ESCOM had more important hydro sites to worry about; those that are economically/ financially viable. In this connection, I have in mind Lower Fufu on South Rukuru, proven viable, which can generate up to 140 MW.

This notwithstanding, I congratulate the hydro power developer as this is in line with Independent Power Producers Policy.

Msiwa
Msiwa
2 years ago

Fellow Malawians , let’s say thanks to DPP lead government for bringing the investors , even developed SA Escom they buy power from private companies and they do have a lot of contractor’s who works hand to hand with Escom SA.

Lazarus Chatsika
2 years ago

Zamphamvu izi. Wakwiya ndi mfiti. DPP ndi dhiru. APM &Chimulirenji 2019 boma. Even God knows this.

Make Malawi Great
Make Malawi Great
2 years ago

Why couldn’t ESCOM do like wise with the profits from our tariffs! wouldn’t Malawi be a far better place but we have to wait for investors and for them to sell us our own electricity!! Koma Malawi poverty yafikapaka mu brain!!

Ujeni Hiwa
Ujeni Hiwa
2 years ago

So escom itself failed to see th oportunity in Mulanje??now some investors came and will sell the same to escom.its the shit DPP government tht inly see escom as a cash cow instead of thnking how to broaden it further apart frm the usual nkula and tedzani.guys we shidnt ever vote these gangsters back into power.thyre shit!!!

Kambewa chisale
2 years ago

The investor has brains he will be selling the Electricity to Escom. Ruo river has been there all this time but shit DPP board members mbuzi zenizeni. That’s the problem kupatsana senior jobs just because is from my Tribe.

Favour of Yahweh
2 years ago

I think Kambewa you are the one who is shit. This project has come because of the hard work of DPP, inviting investors to invest. Some people you are myopic and don’t follow events.

Kambewa chisale
2 years ago

Brother use your brain. DPP government spent billions of Kwachas to buy Generators which are not being used now. Mbuzi zeni zeni. They are only expert Pa kuba

MULAKHU I
MULAKHU I
2 years ago

Are you really Favour of Yahweh or of Satan. This has nothing to do with DPP. Is every investment linked with DPP. Your lack of Knowledge is beyond adjectival description. Your better of not commenting on things you know nothing about.. DPP is the only government that has done nothing on power generation in this country.

Mlakaviwa
Mlakaviwa
2 years ago

The project has taken less than 24 months and power is ready. Others hav invested billions on borrowed generators

Eat after 1 minute
Eat after 1 minute
2 years ago

Dont be silly. The same rivers were there during Kamuzu, Bakili Muluzi, and Joyce Banda reigns. This is not the place to sale one’s stupidity. Same DPP government started the Malawi Investment And Trade Centre and implements the Investment Forums which attracted this investor and many others. And there you are always seeing things through tribal lenses. More over, the American Government granted Malawi US $350 million to upgrade eletricity grid with the aim of improving transmission. Without than financing, it would be difficult to lure investors in the energy sector as is the case now. But the grant itself… Read more »

Pido
Pido
2 years ago

Mhhhh, its DPP govt that initiated the investment and now almost coming to fruition. MCP, UDF never had that in mind. The myopic thinking here will not take us anywhere. I would pat DPP on the back here

nyalugwe
nyalugwe
2 years ago

why blame DPP?

Noxy
2 years ago
Reply to  nyalugwe

Am also surprised with such silly observation.It is DPP that must get a credit for this facility not insults at all.Some people have a disease of seeing positive developments as rubbish.Malawi will go nowhere with such retrogresive minds.

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