Malawi electricity tariffs going up 

Malawians should brace to start dipping deeper in their pockets to pay for electricity as  Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) seeks  a tariff hike to   help financing to hire 78 megawatts diesel generators from Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) for purposes if cushioning the effects of power outages.

Gwaza: We will make evaluations

Malawi Energey Regulatory Energy (Mera) is  expected to approve the  increase in tariffs which is expected to be to the tune of 25 percent.

Egenco spokesman Moses Gwaza said they will make  “evaluation of the financial proposal” before suggesting the percentage of tarrif hike.

In Malawi, electricity tariffs are expected to be reviewed every four years and since 2008, there have been two electricity tariff reviews, the first being from 2009 to 2013 and the second from 2014 to 2017.

The development comes after  reports that Escom messupe up procurement of new heavy-duty generators that were expected to add about 80 megawatts to the national grid when he  pushed for awarding of  a $74 million contract to a South African firm Aggreko.

The heavy-duty generators were scheduled to start running from this month but no single generator has been procured as  ODPP informed government to cancel the procurement, observing that the process were  “wrongly made”.

Escom’s poor handling of the process has made companies to be  forced to cut down on production, lives have been lost in hospitals while homes have been affected as well .

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Woyionela Patali

I don’t get what paragraph one is trying to say. Very confusing writer. Do you mean Escom has power generators in place and Egenco wants to hire them from Escom? So where is the South African company get involved and why should Malawians go deeper in their pockets? Can someone help me to understand here? Chizungu kusiyana.


Magetsi ake oti? Pano magetsi akayaka ndi mirakuli


So how does the procurement of generators affect the electricity tariffs.
I think it can be wise to raise wen the service is readily available so that those who need it will buy at your price.
As of now katengeni ngongole Ku Bank to buy your gen sets so that wen you mess up again you will be resiposible to the banks




why buy generators, use renewable energy like Windmills or solar power. Malawi has abundance or wind and Sun which is totally free and natural, using generators which will use fuel, will drain the forex reserves, we need to use technology , using generators is not moving with the times and will only make matters worse

zawo izo

zopusa babylon wagwa


Zikulire limodzi tizaonana pokolora. panya panu DPP and the ho of ur followers


Kwezani… Tinachita kufuna izi….. We have ourselves to blame.


zokweza ma tarrifs ndiye zauchitsiru zimenezi nanunso a mera musapange approve zimenezi magesi ndiwokwera kale ndiye chokwezera ndi chani magesi ake ongothimathimawa ife a malawi takana ndife osauka ndipo musayerekeze ayi


Kkkkkkkk….. better ma candles and China torches should be hiked.


Ndiwe mbuli, I think sudziwa kusiyana kwa magetsi ndi ma-bulb

“Alhomwe….. kuzolowera kupopana mikozo nkumati magazi


A Malawi munadzolowela kugailidwa magetsi ngati mankwala mamawa masana madzulo pakati pausiku .

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