Escom to use generators for power supply from March

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Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) has revealed plans to use fuel generators for power supply in the country from the month of March.

The development follows persistent blackouts due to high demand of electricity from the public.

Escom Malawi load-shedding

More blackouts in the offing.

Confirming the development, Escom public relation manager Kitty Chingota said the company is to produce 46 megawatts from the fuel generators.

Chingota further said that the company will decide strategic places where the generators will be located in all the regions of the country.

“Come March, we will be commissioning 10 megawatts in Lilongwe and 6 megawatts in Mzuzu, we hope that we will be producing 20 megawatts from Lilongwe as well as Blantyre,” said Chingota.

Chingota added that the project is meant to minimize power interruption in the country.

Escom has for a long time failed to meet the demand for power in the country and has always been forced to ration power supply through load shedding.

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  1. Bola ine ndima user sola 24hrs za kudzima kwa magetsi ndimafunsa inu ngati akuyaka, use sola u will see hw we enjoy hire in Malawi bt olso for free.

  2. Plz Malawians let us learn not to despise ourselves dziko lathulo chofunika nkungopangana support pa maganizo amene munthu wina Mulungu wamubvumbulutsira kutukula dziko.

  3. Kkkkkk Bola solar pannel and there is no need for u to pay any bill to God for his sun but think about the fuel how munch are u going to spend on that?? And how many generators will u have??ths is end of the?…….. And english people will takeover the?……lets wait and see.

  4. Good develoment, keep it up ESCOM but also train the mentality of some people to learn not to loadshed un necessarily only when situations are bad. And those doing the load shedding must be accountable to what they do

  5. Nde palibe chanzeru pamenepa mpaka fuell generators Y ndalama zimenezo kugulira zipangizo zodalirika za Magetsi O kuonjezera malo opangira Magetsi using H2O amakanika kupereka Magetsi okwanira using water sources Nde akunganiza kut angalimbe kumapereka Magetsi okwanira using fuel ???? zoseketsa kwambiri

  6. iyi ndemisala iyi osangovomeleza kulephela kwanu jobo bwanji chimakhala chan? kuvala bokoxa wanjizi eti

  7. Which is yet you have possible solution in hand.one ndikuona kuti anzeru ndife tikunyofe ndipo opanda nzeru ndiyemwe anapanga generator yo.how to know tipical Malawian :all he has is drop of black paint to dent and atleast reason to blame .

  8. Which is yet you have possible solution in hand.one ndikuona kuti anzeru ndife tikunyofe ndipo opanda nzeru ndiyemwe anapanga generator yo.how to know tipical Malawian :all he has is drop of black paint to dent and atleast reason to blame .

  9. Electricity is electricity what we is electricity so it can work in that big hand to you escom.
    Some people are confused here so they want to confuse others with their confusion .

  10. Electricity is electricity what we is electricity so it can work in that big hand to you escom.
    Some people are confused here so they want to confuse others with their confusion .

  11. Let me speak in Chichewa, wawa musatinamize inu @ Escom, poyamba mumkati Shire alibe madzi okwanira, pano mvula yagwa mwayamba kunena zama Generator, kodi ma Generator akayamba, mudzapanga mafuta anu anu? Chomwe mumadziwa ndikukweza mtengo wamagetsi.

  12. Let me speak in Chichewa, wawa musatinamize inu @ Escom, poyamba mumkati Shire alibe madzi okwanira, pano mvula yagwa mwayamba kunena zama Generator, kodi ma Generator akayamba, mudzapanga mafuta anu anu? Chomwe mumadziwa ndikukweza mtengo wamagetsi.

  13. Let me speak in Chichewa, wawa musatinamize inu @ Escom, poyamba mumkati Shire alibe madzi okwanira, pano mvula yagwa mwayamba kunena zama Generator, kodi ma Generator akayamba, mudzapanga mafuta anu anu? Chomwe mumadziwa ndikukweza mtengo wamagetsi.

  14. IWE
    WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU ESCOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHY DONT WE SPEND THE MONEY ON SOLAR POWER, AN ENTIRE FIELD OF SOLAR PANELS, it will add up to the same costs, and you wont have to buy fuel for the next ten years!!!!!!!! pls chonde, you guys must think wisely assaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

    !!

  15. Dziko lake liti? Mesa ndi ogwila ntchito omwewo angayambe kuba mafuta ogwirisila ntchito pa ma generator amenewo! Akungoyenela kungopeza njira ina osati imeneyo, ngati anthu amakwanisa kuba mafuta amu transfoma nanga bwanji mu generator?

  16. Hmmmmmm… Lol back to square one because that mode phased out some time back and we’re going back in this twenty first century. Kkkkkk… My Malawi…

  17. Kodi Malasha sangapange moto wa magetsi? Nanga nchifukwa chiani kukanilira zinthu zoti sizikuthandizani. Kodi palibenso macompagn ena moti angathe kubweresa magetsi awo a solar system

  18. Bring another providers for ESCOM, TNM AND AIRTEL OR TIXINGOLIRA MPAKA KALEKALE SINGING SAME SONG BT PRAYED DIFFERENTLY

  19. The best solution is the president should reside in one house and serve billions of kwachas this country spend on state houses which should be used in buying powerful hydro electric equipment to add to the already existing ones and blackouts will vanish in a nightmare. Nuclear electricity is good but its expensive for Malawi to fund it. Firstly, nuclear electricity project is intensively funded and it requires military supervision and the problem with us malawians is that most of our soldiers in the MDF are undergraduates whom they dont know much physics as such govt has to send the whole MDF to xool to study physics again which is expensive for the govt.

  20. Where have you been all this time? I suggest escom doest know its demand projections? Yet somebody was employed to do this or you don’t have competent pepple to that. You bring in suggestions when the counrty has suffered. Escom is a shame.

  21. Nuclear energy is cheaper upon installation, is of higher performance is not affected by environmental changes and the addivantage being we have our own uranium which will just need purification to upper grades; unfortunately Malawi is in sleeping mode and ESCOM is now profit-oriented business.

  22. Nuclear energy is cheaper upon installation, is of higher performance is not affected by environmental changes and the addivantage being we have our own uranium which will just need purification to upper grades; unfortunately Malawi is in sleeping mode and ESCOM is now profit-oriented business.

  23. Apa ndiye zangoonekeratu kut Dziko lathu la malawi ndilosauka zedi mpakana Generator kupanga supply magesi zikolosa kapena ku mkula falls ko madzi aphyera kapena shire river wauma madzi

  24. Apa ndiye zangoonekeratu kut Dziko lathu la malawi ndilosauka zedi mpakana Generator kupanga supply magesi zikolosa kapena ku mkula falls ko madzi aphyera kapena shire river wauma madzi

  25. W shud xpect black _out 4gud bcoz ds prblm escom can’t overcom on there on they need Aid 4rm well wsherz yet dey genarate mutch money .

  26. W shud xpect black _out 4gud bcoz ds prblm escom can’t overcom on there on they need Aid 4rm well wsherz yet dey genarate mutch money .

    • Ledson Steven if you don’t understand things better ask. Nuclear is indeed expensive and we don’t have expertise. There are cheaper sources of energy than that…. check around.

    • Lonjezo Bande, if rich nations use coal and not sollar why? You are poor but need expensive technology you can’t afford. Developed nations are rich bcoz of polluting the environment. Why should we be left in poverty when all nations are polluting. China, India and Brazil are investing heavily in coal plants to run their industries, to develop their economies why should Mw denied use of cheap energy.

  27. hehehehehe! oya then we have to expect power bill to rise up to 100 % increase…..mayiko ambili they are running away from using that method cos its too expensive ….

    • Tonde Wadula,,,

      The govt makes billions a day,,, from statutory corporations such as Escom, water board, MRA, Road Traffic, Coarts etc…
      If the govt were to involve Malawi electrical engineering companies, like the one along M1 road near 6 miles roundabout in Lilongwe, to give the solution, am telling you, that could have been a long gone story.

      The company I mentioned above manufactures electrical equipments and if they can be given a task to give remedy, surely, it can.

      The Urenium (sp) we have at Kayerekera mine could also be used to make electricity,, the nuclear energy.

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