More rains required to end blackouts – ESCOM

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Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has clarified that more rains are required for the power outages to come to an end. This follows an outcry from the citizenry on the static nature of the electricity situation despite a promising start to the rainy season.

However the power body has stressed the rains are inadequate to reinvigorate the water sources.

“The rains have started. But so far not enough to change the current power situation, however the power situation will improve with more rains,” reads a message from ESCOM.

Escom Malawi load-shedding

Blackouts still order of the day (Library)

The country has been experiencing persistent blackouts since July due to a drop in water levels in Lake Malawi as a result of inadequate rainfall last year.

The situation has triggered ugly effects on the country’s economy thereby raising fears of delayed progress. On a positive note, the meteorological services assured the nation that it will receive normal rainfall this year.

This has made Malawians count on every drop to make an instant impact in as far as changing the electricity situation in Malawi is concerned. The never ending blackouts have forced people to negate ESCOM’s slogan from towards power all day every day to towards blackouts all day every day.

Others have gone as far as labelling the body, Blackouts Supply Corporation of Malawi (Blascom).

Malawi has this year faced the music for leaning on one source of power, the hydroelectric system, which is prone to disruption with shortage in water supply.

The situation has on the other hand provided a bleeding ground for innovations with the youth coming up with different ideas on how they may come up with alternative sources of power.

People have proposed investing in solar energy as well as nuclear in which uranium is used as a source of power.

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  1. Malawians the isue is not water the issue here is escom is failing ro buy genuine repair parts due to mismanagement of the corporation believe me rains has come January they will tell different story

  2. mvuto sitimakondana amalawi kaduka mene munayambila munja kukwera mapolo munja ndichani chimasitha mvula yayamba ndie mundiuze zopusa

  3. kenako adzatiuza kuti mvula yachulukitsa,as far as am concerned a blackout free Malawi is impossible as long as escom is the company that is supplying electricity

  4. Hahahahaha ! This so called Escom always makes me laugh to hell ! You know when there is too much rainfall they complain, when there is low rainfall they say we dont have enough water to run our system.

  5. kkkkkk mukunamiza ndani?Mexa mukuchita kuramuriridwa kt magetsi azithimathima so tht next year asamadzathime azidzapangira kampeni nkumati boma lathetsa vuto lamagetsi.Tikungokuwonani enanu mudzanka ndi nkhondo yachimpemera 2019 mukumpedzayo atathiwira kunja kuri khadi yobiriwira yake kuja.

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  8. Don’t talk abt rainfall. U don’t have money for maintenance that’s all. Why in the past few yrs we hadn’t seen this problem of Electricity as well as we ha no enough rainfall? Tell as the truth plz

  9. Komatu zina ukamamva kkkk, pompano tizimva za ‘load shading’ ku nkula kwadzadza zinyalala kamba ka mvula kkkkk nde chonde osamanamiza anthu. Nenani chabe chilungamo a ESCOM popeza anthu ake tomwefe tikufunsanitu…..mvula ndi iyi yayambayi…

  10. If stupid politicians stop using escom to fund their party when they are in power escom will be vibrant without that mmmmmmmk…….. kaya.

  11. So you’re blaming it on rain when you can’t even manage to repair old and outdated electric infrastructure, you can’t repair the turbines and generators at power stations. You don’t dream adaptation of fossil fuel electricity at all. There’s no any vision in these people fellow Malawians. We’re doomed

  12. Iknow escom is one of the sc’s, this is the gvt’s business to deal with this the gerneral outcry. Mocambique has pontencial to end up our erectric challenge that we have at present. All what is needed is billateral friendship. Please our businesses are not in the right state, hear our cry prease!

  13. You need new technology and not rain. It’s pathetic that at this modern age, we are still relying on a 1970’s system when only 10 houses countrywide had electricity supply……

  14. this is a political statement, let Malawians know the real cause of this problem, its not about water level but its about poor state of the machines, maintainance is needed if we’re to end blackouts. shame on this gvt for hidding the truth from its people. tell people that there is no money for maintainance.

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  17. serious? which rains are u talking about? Rains have already started displacing people. Mukamukwiyisa Mulungu atumiza mvula yambiri ndikukokolola minda , anthu even ndi headquarters yanu yomweyo. Musapangise Mulungu kukwiya nafe chifukwa cha anthu ochepa ngat inu.

  18. zachamba basi,mesa mvula ikawirikiza mumatinso magetsi akuvuta chifukwa chakuti ku mkula kwachuluka zinyalala,nde apa mukuti chani???

  19. Fools, kikikikikikikiki…..we usually experience blackout even during rain season, you also even complain about rain during rain season, so what are u talking about? Say something new ths time!

  20. Anthu amenwewa ndiotopetsa every time amakhala ndi excuse asatibhowe nthawi ijayi amati madzi achepa pano mvula yayamba akutinso chani kenako mumva kuti sizitheka kwadzadza zinyalala shupiti

  21. That’s not professional , Escom need to put in place new strategic plans which can boost and generate enough power to its clients

  22. A company responsible for supplying an entire country with electricity on a collateral scale cannot improvise to find sustainable ways of dealing with devastating circumstances affecting the people??? What if we didn’t receive rains at all? Climates are changing and if you are entirely reliant on a single source for electricity generation then we are sooo doomed.

  23. kkkk a escom muyambe kusala kudya from now mupempherere mvula kut igwe monga mufunla zkuyenderen!!!!mxieeew agalu
    Mulungu alowererepo mwaikanka ntchto

  24. What is wrong with Africa? Really, if water is a problem, why not invest in recycling the same water available to be reused in running the turbines ….. Huts off to Ethiopia which is doing well in this regard. Rain this , rain that, what if they shall be no more adequate rains in Malawi? It’s possible with this changing Climate!

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