ESCOM to boost power supply by 70MW

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As a way of reducing blackouts that are rocking the country, the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) is to add 70 Megawatts of power to the national power grid through the use of solar power supplied by Independent Power Producers (IPPs) that is expected to be completed and fully operational by October, 2018.

This was revealed at a pre-bid meeting that ESCOM held with interested Independent Power Producers at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre in order to familiarize them with the bidding requirements and process.

According to ESCOM, this is one of the short term mitigation measures that it is implementing against the prevailing power crisis which is happening because ESCOM is not able to generate power to its maximum capacity due to dwindling water levels in Lake Malawi.

ESCOM.Four sites in Salima, Nkhotakota, Lilongwe and Golomoti have been selected for the IPPs to set up and establish power stations that will supply power to ESCOM.

An addition of 70MW will increase the country’s power capacity to 431MW from 361MW.

It is expected that this will reduce load shedding periods and frequencies.

The IPPs will be generating power through Solar Photovoltaic Power systems. A photovoltaic Power system generates power by converting light into electricity using solar panels.

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  1. Muthokoze ku mMalaw muno anthu ambiri nd osauka, koma akazazindikira kufunika kwa Solar panel ndpo Dziko lonse 80% nkukhala nd solar muzanya Makape inu, Ziwani kut ma Solar-wa dairy anthu akugula ka kampani kanuka kazatha ka Erec Satsuta Chamba Opanda Machesi–(ESCOM)

  2. Agalu inu kd ndani wakuuzani kt muliuze dziko lamalawi nyansi komanso zonunkha zanuzo…Anthu opanda phindu inu a Escom sindinakuonenipo mmoyo mwanga aka nkoyamba ndithu…pitilizani kutibela ndalama zathu pamodzi ndi nzanu wamathanyula uja watibela chimangayu

  3. kkkkk koma a Escom ndinu agalu ndithu…mungosintha zaka muli pheeeee….mu 2015 munkati magetsi azasiya kuvuta mu october 2016…tafika mu 2016 muja mwasinthanso mumvekele early 2017 blackouts will be a thing of the past…now 2017 you are saying october 2018 kkkkkkkk mphuno zikuluzikuluzo mwamva,,,,,,,stupid.

  4. in 2018? Have to wait yet ANOTHER year for basic needs. Stupid and useless Escom/Government. That is what people think when Escom or Government is mentioned. Stupidity and uselessness.

  5. Tilibe nazo ntchto whether its true or not ngat zilizachlungamo osamangopanga bwanj hu du u want to praize u zsiruuu za anthu mwamaliza kubako? Or ths is another trap tu tek all what is remaining in our hands? Agalu inu munatkwana mwamvaa

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