POWER STATUS UPDATE

The Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (EGENCO) in conjunction with the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited would like to update the public on the status of electricity power in the country.

We wish to inform the public that following several interventions and projects in generation, transmission and distribution of electricity power, coupled with the onset of the rains, there has been an improvement in availability of power supply to customers.

The interventions include: the completion of rehabilitation of Nkula A, rehabilitation of Lilongwe A and Kanengo Diesel Generators, the diesel generators hired from Aggreko and the Chipata-Mchinji 33kV 20 Megawatts cross-border connection.

Of late, hydropower stations alone have been generating around 230MW. This has resulted in reduced load shedding during the weekdays and an average of two hours of load shedding during the past weekend apart from areas that have planned outages for maintenance and faults clearing.

We wish to assure the nation that we shall continue to implement various projects that we have lined up, in our road map, in order to deal with the menace of power shortage.

We shall continue to update the nation on power status regularly.