Companies told to move production to night hours amid power cuts


Amid increased load shedding, companies in the country have been urged to shift their production hours to night time.

During a stakeholders’ meeting the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) organised in the commercial city of Blantyre on Monday, officers from Escom and Electricity Generation Company limited (Egenco) said the country will experience load shedding though they assured that it will not be as bad as last year.

Kitty Chingota

Kitty Chingota: Expect load shedding but it will not be as bad as last year.

Kitty Chingota who is Escom publicist told the business community that there is need for major companies to shift their production time from day to night.

Chingota said this is so because at night electricity is not consumed by many customers and power will always be there from 9pm to 5am.

“We are asking the business community which includes major production companies to shift their production time from peak period to off peak period when electricity will at most be there.

“This is to reduce the amount of consumed power during the peak period and also help these companies not to make much losses due to the load shedding,” said Chingota.

Escom and Egenco said companies which will be operating at night will be paying a reduced charge of K15 per unit as a compensation that they are working during the night.

Furthermore, companies have been asked to start using modern machines which uses less power.

Escom has warned the companies that they will be charged surcharge for not using electricity efficiently.



  1. Poor malawi magesi zero madzi zero mpaka anzathu ku LL area 18 kumwa madzi osakanikira ndi bibi kugulidwa mbeu mtengo woyenera zero kulanga anthu akatangale zero kuchita control kukwera kwa katundu zero Ambuye imvani kulira kwa Amalawi

  2. You cry for investments and development but you can’t even provide electricity for a small country like Malawi and they lie to ppl that the water level is down yet they do nothing about it and it has nothing to do with water not at all.Poor government what they know is flying in and out of the country with their big bellies of shit doing nothing productive to attract investors.Malawi will keep on going down because of ppl like u Malawian government

  3. Eeeeeesh tiyambenso kuyenda ndi ma power bank mma jacket. This is useless company ever in Malawi,can’t come with plan B.Generation of electricity is it only through hydro? It shows the company has no vision. Politics in ESCOM some there want to undermine the present government! In return 2019 will pay back its enough! Now let’s see the change.We had a critical water shortage in Zomba before 2004, but the problem was overcomes by construction of s Dam! This shows that people at SRWB had plan B.what makes Escom to fail?

  4. Any sense here? Now where will you generate electricity because the same production you face during day will now wait for night! Are you serious! A company full of graduates,but can’t provide the company with solutions ,but busy working on hefty perks ,allowances and loopholes to steal company money! Those people called skilled labourers with JC were people who could drive Escom to perform.

  5. Nanga ife anthu wambafe tizigona masana kukonzekera usiku kugwiritsa tchito magesi?chi kampani cha escom cha chamba kwambiri,fix this shit ploblems,your custumers are not only companies!can i run a maize mill at night?

  6. Every our fridges are being defrosted. What are you talking about. Just today from 6a.m. up to now no electricity. It is every day before you even get out of bed the power is gone.