Power cuts return as Escom announces load shedding : Egenco shuts sown Nkula B

Power utility  Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has announced that it will implement a countrywide load shedding programme due to inadequate power supply from electricity Generation Company (Egenco).

Chitosi: Escom effects load shedding

Escom in a statement issued by its public relations manager Innocent Chitosi said the load shedding programme is “temporary” but could not indicate  how long normal supply will resume.

The power utility said the power grid is being constrained as Egenco has shutdown Nkula B Hydro Station following a burst pipe on a machine at the station.

This, according to Escom, has been done to prevent flooding at the station and further damage to the machines.

The statement further states that the shutdown of Nkula B Hydro Station will lead to a loss of 100 megawatts (MW), leaving Escom with 275 MW against a forecast demand of 310MW.

Egenco on the other hand issues a statement through its senior public relations officer Moses Gwaza, which said investigations to establish the cause of the burst pipe and words to repair the  bypass pipe are underway.

Gwaza said the company is “tirelessly” working to resolve the problem.

He said Egenco is currently running all diesel-powered generators to minimise the impact of the Nkula B shutdown.

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masoambeta
masoambeta
5 months ago

Malawi will never change. A small country but failing to run properly because of selfish, lazy and thievery leaders. Tonse is no better than DPP. They promised lies.
Zakumatako izi. Pantumbo.

Ulemu K Namitembo
Ulemu K Namitembo
5 months ago

Govt Policies and Lethargy of our Ministers and Govt Employees How do Govt Expect that Manufacturers should work and give Cheap Products to Malawians if Escom Power is Not Available It means Loss of Revenue to Govt and Escom during this Shut Down and Load Shedding We Malawians Expect that Foreign Investors Should come to Malawi for Investment ? Only Business People who want to Swindle Money from Malawi will come to Invest Since Late Bingu Time Malawi has been Trying to Promote Malawi on International Level for Foreign Investors for Many Major Projects to Invest one of them is… Read more »

Shona
5 months ago

With Chakwera, Chirima, Mtambo group that can’t happen.This can only happen with Peter and cadets.This is what these people told us to believe.

chavula
5 months ago
Reply to  Shona

Word!!! shame. Kudzimva basi. They should come out and explain this blueshit

The Patriot
The Patriot
5 months ago

Shame on policy makers not Malawians. Anthu a Tonse Alliance kuchenjera molakwika bwanji. Give us solutions and not looking and finding solace in the failures of others in the past. Bring us the solutions we need. That’s what you promised during campaign.

Bauleni
Bauleni
5 months ago

Under the wise leadership of the Tonse nonsense.

Benjones87
Benjones87
5 months ago

60 plus years independence 25 years in democracy. We are unable to resolve our escom supply. Every year we face the same problem but no solution. Shame on all of us.

achalume
achalume
5 months ago
Reply to  Benjones87

very true

Bamusi
5 months ago
Reply to  Benjones87

Chi campany chautsiru ichi

Mulopwana
5 months ago
Reply to  Benjones87

Leave me out. I dont decide national power programmes.

BornForTheSmoke
BornForTheSmoke
5 months ago
Reply to  Benjones87

Meanwhile however, our idiot politicians have found money for pointless projects: stadiums, 5-star hotels, conference centre, non-viable nsanje port, fancy parliament building. Meanwhile REAL meaningful prjects such as the 350MW Mpatamanga hydro plant are taking years to even say daylight – it’s just rounds and rounds and rounds of MOUs, strategy papers, meetings etc. I’m so tired of this incompetence.

NZERU NKUPANGWA
NZERU NKUPANGWA
5 months ago

am happy there is one wise person like you who sees very clearly

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