ESCOM promises more blackouts

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…only 6 hours of electricity in a day

The current electricity situation is expected to go from bad to worse in January once the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited (ESCOM) decides to implement its plans that will see the closure of Nkula power generating plants, media reports have said.

According to the reports, a leaked document in which ESCOM met with Corporate organisations has revealed that ESCOM briefed them that it has plans to completely shut down one of its plants, a situation that will see electricity production reduce drastically.

Escom Malawi load-shedding

ESCOM promises more blackouts

“The climax of electricity shut down will be in January when they will scale down for two weeks,” the reports say quoting the document.

It is said that ESCOM has warned its valued customers in the Corporate world who contribute 44% of its revenue that in January 2016 they should brace for tough times.

It has been established that among the things that ESCOM suggests will happen with the closure of its power plants is that there will be only 6 hours of electricity in a day to its customers.

ESCOM however hinted that it is contacting Mozambique and Zambia to support it with electricity regardless of the fact that Zambia itself is failing to supply electricity to its citizens.

Currently, Malawi is battling with the worst ever power cuts. People have accused the DPP led government of failing to manage and contain the electricity situation which has continued deteriorating. President Mutharika has advised that the situation will be contained after three years.

It is said that ESCOM will shut down both Nkula A and B for 12 days in January then it will move to alternating the shut down between the two Nkulas meaning that the situation is not changing anytime soon.

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179 Comments

  1. Malawi suuuuuuuuuucks!!!!!!! Got a frend lived in the US lyts only went out once in the 13 years he’s been there. Crazy stupid Malawian Old leaders! Nigga can’t even tok proper. Y’all voted for trouble. Anthu enawa ngati ungowaombela utakhala ndi mfuti! So boring. Devilish individuals. Damn

  2. Eskom! Ukuona ngati ukamazimitsa magetsi zimatisangalatsa? Uli ndizifukwa zambiri zimene umatiuza. Kuteloku mumalemba anthu ntchito kuti azikazimitsa magetsi basi! Heeeee

  3. Kodi bwanji boma ili limakhala ndimavuto nthawi zonse, mtundu waminyama ngati uwu sindinauwone ndiye bola ma masten ajatu? Vote yanga ndinabesa ndionana 2019 basi.

  4. Shit z ova iwe pitala patumbo pamako wava kod unalowelanj galu iwe chimulomwe , chimulomo ,chimutu mbunz yamunthu

  5. Yaaa ! Ndilikhe mitengo nditakate makala tsopano.Nde wina aziti potopoto kuzandifusa ngati mitengoyo ndi yake ,ine ndiziotcha ya chilengedwe basi yomera yokha . Zavuta ku likuru.

  6. Malawi amalawi ndalila nsopano ndatopa nanga nditani poti ndilibe podalila ophuzila ali kutipondeleza ndipita kwina ine ndizabwela Pitala muthalika akazachoka bolani jb unja ndapita

  7. It shos wina wajomba kuntchito,y magetsi sakuzima? Asamalengeze akafuna kuzima but wl make sense azilengeza akamayaka coz thats something strange.

  8. Vuto ndi boma,nthawi zose ulamuliro wa Dpp magetsi amavuta. Akafuse nzeru kwa JB kuti adatani kuti magetsi asamavute. Ngati zakuvutani tulani pasi udindo, wena akoze dzikoli musatizuzepo yapa.

  9. bac guyz ma expert odziwa zamagesi ngati ine tiyeni titsegule company ina awa atizudza ko kwanira zachamba tizigaisa kuti apa nde wakumudzi bac

  10. Ma engeneer akuphunzira and graduating every year ena mwa iwo ali ku Escom konko koma tizingokamba nkhani imodzimodzi yomweyi zoona? Dzulwa lonseli, why not going the solar way and suppliment, what about the winds we have browing us every day. kumakafikaku ntchito tili mbuuu! ma windmills amapangansotu magetsi. Tidalire Shire basi? A Escom mukuwerenga chani masiku ano?

  11. akumudzife tilibe nazo vuto zimenezo ife tidazolowera kugula mabatire parafini ndima kandulo kutchaja foni masola olumikiza ndi inveta moyo mkumayenda… Kumudzinso mkwabwino et i dint knw

  12. Nsete zokhazokha za Escom,why dont yu fire the whole fucken top management of Escom. Kungotengera kuti uyu ndi mlomwe basi akhale CEO lero ndi izo zaisiru basi.

  13. khalangati apanga collabo ndi the candle company bwanj?….eish osapanga fixed date kuti pofika dayz iyo magetsi azakhalapo…koma ey treating us like trash…..we R customers!!!!!!!….n the customer is always right

  14. I am kenyan and i need 10 frnds frm malawi please like my cmnt or send frndrquest i add you to my frnd list.Thangs in advance

  15. @[0:order of de day,tinazolowera moti tikumadabwa kuti why magetsi akumayaka for 2hrs,mungothimitsiratu for a month kuti mukonze bwino,,fodyaaaa basi]

  16. Tisamve zopusazo,mmalo mokonza mavuto mungoonjezera chifukwa chani?Ndinu zitsilu nonse ku Escom pamodzi ndi mtsogoleri wanuyo tatopa nanu tsopano SHIT!!!

  17. This is rubbish, Escom are only shutting down Nkula A&B in August 2017 for upgrades. This is when we will have major problem with power. My advise is get solar .

  18. nde bolanso joyce banda..if it wasn’t for cashgate leak..we weren’t experiencing this shit..mwationjeza kwambiri, ndipo osamayasa kuli koyela bwanji nkumathimitsa usikuwo

  19. These people of escom have dilapidated cerebellums that they are failing to develop valid reasoning on how to excavate the practicable predicaments presently available , thats too absurd to malawians

  20. its high time gvt must learn to appreciate that liberisation in the energy sector is important.again,the gvt must sure that those entrusted with running ESCOM are competent enough& patriotic.if u go around BT& Lilongwe,u will see many new Toyota Hilux with ‘B’ registration #s belonging to ESCOM.seriously,driving new vehicles can not be priorotised at the expense of malawians economic welbeing.energy is a hub of malawis economic sustainable development

  21. Kodi ku ESCOM kulibe ma planners? I believe any type of machine amakhala ndi lifespan b4 they depreciate to zero. Amadikira equipment iyambe dzimbiri? For them to upgrade? Shame on the big boss

  22. Tinazowera Sizachilendo Agalu Amene Ationjeza There Just Trying To Find Excusses From Road Shadding Now Tikuika Mapolo Later Nkula Wazaza Ndizinyalala Bola Kuma User Makoloboi Alla Shupiti Ndakwiyananu Mukanene Kumene

  23. Ndiye azibwera ndi ma bill andalama zambiri koma magetsi sakuyaka a boma angolola ma company ena abwera tatopa nazo izi every day Malawi 24 comes with bad news zachamba bwanji.

  24. Chifukwa chani bungwe lazamagetsi lilipo limodzi la ESCOM basi. Pakufunika papezeke bungwe lina laphavu ya zamagetsi. Ndikukhupilila kuti vuto lazamagetsi lizachepa kumalawiko.

  25. Angozimitsira2 bax apa tazoloweranso kukhala mu mdima nanga magetsi kuthima 4am kuyaka 10pm,nanga anthu omwen amadalira magetsi kut agwire ntchito zawo atani,nanga mmakomo mwawo hw do they survive,am totally disappointed with this situation

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