Malawi reviewing energy policy -Official

Malawi is in the process of reviewing its energy policy to among other things bring the private sector to the power generation, distribution and transmission.

Botolo: Review
Botolo: Review
Bright Msaka: Minister of Energy and Mining
Bright Msaka: Minister of Energy and Mining

Secretary for Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Ben Botolo said in the capital Lilongwe on Wednesday that the country need other players to fill in the power gap Malawi is experiencing.

“We are reviewing the policy to accommodate such players that can compliment Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi to generate, distribute and transmit power in and outside the country,” he said.

He said the government was keen to ensure that there is no monopoly of a parastatal hence the review to encourage companies to acquire the capacity to generate adequate power for the country.

ESCOM has enjoyed the monopoly of power generation, distribution and transmission, producing 387megawatts for the national grid.

Recently, US investors visited the country to see opportunities and how they can boost the energy sector in Malawi.

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6 years ago

What are our electrical engineers from Poly doing. Why can they not set up a consortium to start an electricity generating company instead of spending time drinking beer in pubs. All of them what to be employed by ESCOM, What a shame

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