EGENCO insists blackouts will not be worse than last year

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The country’s Electricity Generation Company Limited (EGENCO) has insisted that people in the country should not be afraid of load shedding claiming they will not go as bad as last year.

This is according to EGENCO Chief Executive Officer William Liabunya.

Liabunya

William Liabunya: Things will not get worse.

Liabunya said this as the country’s minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi, visited Kapichira power station in Chikwawa district.

The CEO said although EGENCO is facing challenges in as far as the production of electricity is concerned, things will not get worse.

Liabunya further said Kapichira power station is running only two machines out of the available four due to lowering of the water level in Shire river and said that the two machines are making 64 Megawatts out of the needed 129 Megawatts.

He continued by saying the machines are using 145 cubic meters of water per second out of the needed 180 cubic meters per second and said this is at least better compared to 115 cubic meters per second the same period last year.

“The only challenge that we have at the moment is insufficient water to run all the machines and we have since stopped two machines due to reduced pond levels but we are still working tirelessly to minimize the impact.

“The same period last year our machines were using 115 cubic meters and this year they are using 145 cubic meters per second and they won’t go down to last year’s figures,” said Liabunya.

This is coming barely days after Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) told the general public the same news through reporters at a press conference in Blantyre.

 

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59 Comments

  1. That is foolish you should just shut up than making false promise this year its worse than last year how can we stay without electricity for 2 days? ndiye wina azilanda makala munseu aona zosaona chaka chino…

  2. Osalola ma company azipanga magesi ndikugulisa okha dziko muno kuti mwina amalawi tingaone kusitha osati zogawa escom palibe chathandiza zitangopitiliza mavuto ozimazima magesi ndi kukwela ntengo ma tariff anu . Amalawi nafe tili ndi vuto timangoyang’anila zinthu zikusokonekela even ma mp anthu amangovomeleza zithu zizilakwika Ku Parliament kukufunika anthu ophuzila osati a MSCE

  3. Nanga mvula ikagwa mchenga udzaimisansotu magetsi vuto ndi chani makamaka kuteloko malawi adzakhala chonchi basi? Inde ndi nthawi ya kumapeto koma bwanji maiko oyandikana naowa?

  4. Dzulo ife xitinadye coz magets kunalibe, tym imene ayaka xitikudziwa, kma panopa athimaxo kalekale round 4am kuno ku 25C.. Panopa ndukagula thumba la makala dele…

  5. you liars ur lyin again!!? We r tied of ur lies… Almost 3/4 of the day, magets akumakhala ozima…. All we need nd magets on our daily basis, oxat ur fake promises….

  6. All time disaster deal egenco is just a replica of escom,they are the same unpatriotic personel,greedy and thieves

  7. ife siana tatopa ndikhan imodzi modzi osangovomeleza kut alephela ena abwelepo ayese tione kut atithaza kapena ayi osat muziyatsa magetsi ndi pakamwa panu po kuno kuli black out , zausilu bas

  8. The blackouts are terrible. Before the kids get ready for school you switch off. How can kids go to school no breakfast. It is not realistic that 4.55 a.m. you switch the damn lights off. Go to hell.

  9. pachakuti pako iwe (usankhe wekha). ife tayamba kale kuziwona more than za last year and here you are fwefwefwe saying what diphiphi idiots would like to hear although they know themselves including their clueless and toothless grandpa that they are sleeping on the job!!!!!

  10. Chonde musatichimwise in fact the best way kuthesa zonse escom ndi egenco mwina abwereko ena azatinamizeko Nkhani yamagesiwa zikuoneka kuti mabodza akutherani.

  11. whom are they cheating? Are they on the ground ? don’t just making stupid noises.you are too far compared to last year.where

  12. It’s far much worse this year than last year and this is just September. Are these people living in Malawi or another country??

  13. What was the point of splitting Escom? Coz nothing has changed to date. This part of reform failed to achieve it’s goal.

  14. Izizi Nde Mayankhulidwe Opusa! Mukuona Ngati Tikusiyanitsa Ndi Last Year? Kupusa Kwabasi, Apapa Zikusiyana Chani Ndi Last Year? Mesa Bola Last Year Zachamba Bas

  15. I do not see any difference. The thing is by unbundling ESCOM we thought may be the blackouts will be minimised. But nay!!!! The problem of blackouts will be there since people in Malawi including the president chose to sleep on their job.

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