Escom meets Mozambican authorities over power tapping

A team of financially-troubled Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom)  officials is in South Africa for a meeting with their counterparts in Mozambique for an interconnection agreement, just days after Malawi  started tapping power from Zambia.

Chiwaya: Malawi is working with both Zambia and Mozambique on the efficient distribution of power

Escom chief executive officer AlexiousChiwaya said the Escom officials want to finalise the deal ahead of the power interconnection between the two countries.

“However, the interconnection can only be done after two years and this will drastically reduce the current persistent load shedding,” he said.

Chiwaya said the current 20 megawatts power from Zambia will in a few weeks’ time be upgraded to 50 megawatts, saying this will be a leap in the distribution of power in the country.

The Escom CEO said Malawi is working with both Zambia and Mozambique on the efficient distribution of power.

Chiwaya also said the interconnection power agreement with Zambia and Mozambique is done under the private partnership agreement, saying locally, more PPEs are coming out to provide power on the grid of Egenco.

President Peter Mutharika said increased power in the country would attract more investors who will likely create more jobs.

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kazenje
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thats the way to go. but a malawi let us now start to plant trees in our homes rivers and mountains otherwise i prophysise that our children will not get power from our shire nkula and tezani falls. the shire might dryout in the near future and all the investments will be in limbo. i understand that the main problem is that shire is unable to provide enough water to drivethe turbines as aresult it is only able to produce small amount of energy. if water was enough these machines would pproduce more than what is currently producing. let us… Read more »

mndadutsamo
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This can’t be bravo, in fact ndizochititsa manyazi to tap electricity from Zambia, magetsi opangira madzi, omwe ife madzi wo even more than zambia. Why simplifying it like it is ordianary tapping —this is importing …that is alot of money. If this money was spent to generate our own using our water bodies – that could be a sustainable solution. Our zidzukulu instead of enjoying our invesiments they will be busy laying foundation of development for ana awo. At the pace, this country is going, the next 50 years, it will look the same.

Bingu wa Mutharika
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Bingu wa Mutharika

South Africa that biggest giant taps power from Mozambique, India taps power from Bhutan

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

Poti zisankho zayandikira akufuna kuoneka ngati akukonza zinthu tsopano

Kalekeni Kanene
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Kalekeni Kanene

Now ESCOM, you are talking sense. Thats the best way to go. The 220kV Feeder for Malawi has already been installed at Matambo Substation, Moatize near TETE. Once the connection has been done INTO Malawi Grid, our blackouts will be the thing of the past. If South Africa purchases Power from Mozambique, what more with Malawi, the biggest neighbour to Mozambique? Wishing them a successful deal.

mkhonde mwenecho
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mkhonde mwenecho

It is a good idea to tap electricity from our neighbouring countries,to combat the issue of blackouts which has made investers run away from our country,it is also a time for malawians to reflect on this issue where did we go wrong? Was it the kind of leadership that is puting us into this mess? It will drain alot of money and it requires the experts to do this job to avoid bleaching of the contract that two countrires accorded.

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chimanga Chaponda
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Mwaona kuti anthu adziwa kuti mumabela ku mafuta a generator nde mwati musinthe kobela mukabele ku zambia ndi mozambique?

Adonisa
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Adonisa

Shire drains in Zambezi

Noxy
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Bravo! Way to go

chimanga Chaponda
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why? Change of stealing tactics basi

pathfinder
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pathfinder

hahahahahhah mtima ukukupweteka, kampeni walephere, anthu otsutsa inu mudzikhalira kutsutsa komweko

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