MW-Mozambique interconnection feasibility study out in 2017

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Government will release results of the feasibility study for Malawi and Mozambique interconnection project after a year.

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mines Ben Botolo says Malawi and Mozambique have identified a contractor from Germany to design the project.

Malawi, Mozambique power interconnection project

Feasibility stud on power deal will come a little longer.

“Malawi and Mozambique has found a contractor from Germany to design the project and the feasibility study will look into social cost and environmental cost,” said Botolo.

He further said that the social cost will focus on reallocating people settled where the line will pass and environmental cost will look at environmental features that can be affected by the line.

“We have just signed a contract with the contractor and it will take six to one year to be completed,” he said.

At the moment ESCOM is able to supply electricity of about 320 megawatts against the required 360megawatts.

Once completed, the project will enable Malawi to get electricity from Mozambique which could reduce power outages.

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  1. South Africa, Zambia ,Zimbabwe are connected to the Mozambique electricity grid and they are complaining of blackouts meaning caborabasa is outstretched,why cant we boost our local generating capacity like the Chinese 300 megawatts coal powered plant say we have two of such plants.

  2. South Africa, Zambia ,Zimbabwe are connected to the Mozambique electricity grid and they are complaining of blackouts meaning caborabasa is outstretched,why cant we boost our local generating capacity like the Chinese 300 megawatts coal powered plant say we have two of such plants.

  3. This project inkayenera kutha 2002 and acording to udf and Bingungu said 2014 tidzakhala ndi magetsi a mozambik inu mukuti fizbility study 2017 when wil construction begin? Wat about magetsiwo? 2070 woo!

  4. let us think in the future if the Mozambique wants to subotage us .votalake we just depends other countries while we can depends our self. at the ends we sell Malawi to China .India and Mozambique .and other while Kamuzu did everything by himself and their privatisation all the company’s

  5. I wonder why some pipo still have negative attitudes on issues the present gvt is trying to implement. kodi magetsiwo akabwera iweyo siudzawafuna? makamaka iwe ukuti dziwe lang’onawe ndiwe munthu wotani?