Slash electricity tariffs, Consumers Association of Malawi  tell Mera  

Consumers Association of Malawi (Cams) has told Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority to slash electricity tariffs following the switching off of diesel generators by  Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) and Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) hdue to increased hydro electricity generation resulting from heavy rains the country is getting.

Kapito: Reduce electricity tarrifs

He, however, could not say the cost of the minimum charges.

Escom and Egenco have been running separate diesel back-up power generators due to low water levels in the Shire River that led to reduced hydro electricity generation.

The expensive generators brought in a mere 25 megawatts on the grid which had little impact when water levels in Shire river went down significantly during the dry season.

Egenco senior public relations officer Moses Gwaza said electricity production now stands at 250 megawatt (MW) from hydro plants and generators.

He said the current combined installed generation capacity is 411.60MW and the available generation capacity is 342.05MW.

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Concerned citizen
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No no no. Study the case of South Africa’s ESKOM, which has gone from being a shinning star to a shambolic company, in ruins. There many lessons we can learn. Compartively our power is cheap, if you compare it to say Mozambique, yet they produce in excess of their local demand. I would prefer to reduce my consumption on my own, than live with these power outages, where one fails to plan. It makes the running of any significant manufacturing plant virtually impossible. What we should ask for is for the money we pay to ESCOM to be used efficiently.… Read more »

Mirella K
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Mirella K

No need to slash the prices. Use the money realised to invest in power generation

John Pensulo
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John Pensulo

Mirella I believe you are not a Malawian!

Ine
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Ine

Welcome back Mr Kapito. Mumatiyimilila

Kandawe
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Kandawe

Akapito munatha munali Kale inu, auzeni zokhudza madzi, chifukwa madzi amene akung’ambila kuno Ku Kasungu commercial area ndiye ndichiletso

Ndede
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Ndede

Congratulations to ESCOM and EGENCO for electricity we are enjoying today. Congratulations also go to APM for you efforts in adding the power, just to mention a few, through USA compact, gen sets. When Escom was.complaining of reduced water levels in Shire river no one agreed. Today we are enjoying power because of increased water level, no one wants to congratulate our engineers. Well we are used to negativity. Mr Kapito, you are very right. MERA should consider reducing the cost for the power. I support you.

Kawawa
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Kawawa

Why should we congratulate ESCOM and EGENCO? It’s like thanking a person for giving you clutches for broken legs when it is the same person who has deliberately broken your legs in the first place.

Noxy
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Give a credit where it is due.And these guys deserve the credit.

Noxy
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Honestly ESCOM and EGENCO are working so hard for us they don’t deserve any insult at all.I see them all over the country doing whatever they can to give us this much needed electricity.I applaud APM for keeping the promise and now the talk is walking.Our Engineers at EGENCO and you ESCOM I salute you for your noble causes.Keep up the spirit.

chejumo
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chejumo

No need to thank someone here. Its what they were employed for.Your APM is clueless.

National CEO
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National CEO

Congratulate who? I have been receiving complaints that people in Kasungu and Lilongwe (Lumbadzi) Have no power since last Saturday. Please you need to have full information from the ground and not boot licking.