Electricity supply improving in Malawi

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Malawi is slowly getting past the dark age as electricity supply is improving with the increase in generation capacity.

The year 2017 has been a year to forget with almost every area in Malawi having a taste of 24hour blackouts.

The energy capacity has now risen to 200 megawatts from 147 megawatts.

This is alluded to the drop of water levels in Lake Malawi which affects generation of electricity at hydroelectric power stations in the country.

On a positive note, the energy capacity has risen to 200 megawatts from 147 megawatts, a development that is lessening hours of blackouts. The local media has learnt that the energy capacity will keep on rising which will lead to an improvement in power supply.

Meanwhile, some areas are being spared the 24hour blackouts while the story remains in sad tone for other areas.

However, the power bodies, Electricity Generating Company (EGENCO) and Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM), keep assuring the nation of better days as they are doing all it takes to mitigate blackouts.

It remains unclear as to which criteria is being used by the power companies in selecting areas to spare prolonged blackouts. This has forced some people to believe that areas that accommodate well to do people have been the first to be considered.

Despite the slight improvement, lamentations of Malawians regarding blackouts remain loud. This is because power shortage has the attachment of negative impacts in as far as the economic sector is concerned.

Companies have also suffered a major setback in their production process as well as service delivery. This forces them to depend on generators which call for hefty financial resources to carter for fuel.

With the festive season just around the corner, Malawians pray for absolute recovery of the power sector. Besides the fun that comes with the season, most people want to get back on their economic feet.

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111 Comments

  1. Being A Survage In Understanding Things Is A Problem Because There Is No Improvement In Electricity Surpply Because Government Is Not Taking It Into Proper Consideration Due To Puttingdown Of Leadership In Coming Year Of 2019.

  2. Kodi ndalama aononga kugula ma generator chabwino ndichiti ndikulumikizisa magesi aku Mozambique pa mlangeni?

  3. When you have nothing to write you better keep your mouth shut cause this is nosense. Escom will always be Electricity Failure Commission of Malawi because never will it supply, what it only knows. …is extending poles and wires to maintain blackouts. Brave with politics

  4. No no no big no there is no change kd akutuman ? Komwe akusimba lokoma kumbali ya magesi ndi area 36 around there nt wat u said .There no change dont cheat us telling de trueth

  5. When mediocrity and poverty bombards the mind-set of our leaders the poor Malawians get used to inferiority. How can there be any improvement when you live in dark? Isn’t improvement all about living without blackouts in the hospitals schools and workplaces? I can’t believe some people accept failure and allow their mind to believe in total mediocrity. With this low IQ we

  6. kadziko kakang’ono anthu ogwiritsa ntchito magetsi ochepa koma still failing to supply electricity properly, wat a bullshit country is thi and some people they call them selves the leaders of the country like this ooo ! wat a shame.

  7. Kukhala M’malawi ndikulimba mtima… This is how other countries generate their electricity
    EU produces 9,800,000Megawatts…..China produces 1,700,00 Megawatts….USA produces 1,200,000 Megawatts……. Malawi ptoduces 200 Megawatts……so pathetic

  8. I feel cheated by this story….. where is the improvement here as blackouts are still order of the day….. you journalists you mean you are living in America that you don’t see these blackouts… Shame!….

  9. Don’t write things which you don’t know mr,how can you say the generation has improved when we’re still living in darkness for 24hrs? Do you really know what it means by improvement???

  10. Dzikoli ndilokondera,mwanna ukunena zooona,there is an improvement,kuno sikumatha 24 hrs asanayake,enawo pitirizani kuwathimisira choncho kwa iwo chilichonse kulowesa ndale

  11. Escom ikungopangano za ndale pomazimitsa magetsi now,ku ntcheu nde akuthimitsa daily,chikhalirenicho,loadshedding inatha…nde kayano akufunanji kaya

  12. kodi amalawi mumapupuluma kuyankhula mompusa musananvetse zinthu bwanji if you can see clealy the writter caught the word improving meaning we are not yet thea but we are driving there meaning as of now both of we can not see the improvement at once mw why my mother landr

    • Ziwandatu zimenezo man grant kuzikonda cboncho bwanji? Kutiko akumayaka 3days? Maliku state house? Muzikhala chete ngati mulibe, ankhula pagulu; anthu akuvutika kusauka chifikwa income yawo imachokera ku magesi. Uziganizila ometa, obenna, a refrigeration ngati ife zinthu zinasiya kuyenda kalekale nde ulipamenepo nkumati zikuyenda. Kodi Malawi imakula in population and infrastructure in various trading centres and villages government inalibe statistics? Samadziwa kuti magesi achepa mphamvu? So what credit of improvement should we give when magesi akumathimathima?

    • Anthu ena amaganiza kuti zinthu zizalongosoka m’mene iwowo amafunila,kuyiwala kuti kulongosoka kwazithu kumayambila m’maganizo amunthu payekha mudzaona kuti ena ngakhale magetsi atalongosoka,adzapezabe chifukwa chonyozela,mabvuto ali apo,koma palibe chothandiza kumangonyoza,chomwe a malawi timayiwala ndi chakuti mayikoso ena ali ndi mabvuto akulu mwinaso kuposa lanthu la magetsilo koma chifukwa choti iwo sama lalikila timaona ngati azanthu wo maiko awo zonse zili tayale.

  13. Tanvani izi kanyimbo aka
    Ine Jassi ndimakhala busy ngati chigayo chama gesi akumalawi choti chikayamba kulila ee iwe, ndi 2hrs komano chikazangosiya nde chi maiwalila mpaka 22hrs nde chikazangolila chimakhala busy kugawa ma bill chimathaso kupanga add nthawi yomwe chinasiya yaaa chimakhala busy ndima add kupeleka ma bad!? Pamyoyo yawanthu!! Yaaaah chorus’
    Busy busy ndimakhala busy nthawi iliyose busy siku lililose busy ndine wa busy eeeeeeeeee

  14. Impro chani?…. Tabwerezaninso mwati electricity supply z impro chani?….. Musanditukwanitse ANYANI INU

  15. I think there is a big improvement as wecompare with last month amathima 24 hours now akuthima 3 days that is Good kip it up government mupitilize kuthimitsathimitsako

  16. Zachamba et?,, Black out kuchita kumpopa choncho ,,aliyense angot tili mu blac out,,osangomukwatira buanj,,congratulations Mr #Escom,,ntchito yanu nd imeneyo ,,kumazimitsa kt muzilandira salary haha :p ,,osamangodya zaulele iyaaaaaaah!

  17. Malawi sazatheka and enanu mukamayankhula kungoyankhulila pot sitikuonana.Tikadakhala kuti time onana zinazi simungayankhule.Magetsi ads low a ndale basi.Madzi a kuti kulibe chabwino nanga bwanji akuyamba programme to pop a Madzi omwewo?

  18. DZIKO LA MALAWI SILIYENDA BWINO! KOD VUTO LIMENELI MESA NDLAKALEKALE? BWANJ BOMA SILIKUPANGA ZOT VUTO LIMENELI LITHELETU? AKULU AKULU OYENDETSA ZAMAGETSI AMAKHALA KUMADIKLIRA KUT NTHAWI INO IKAFKA MAGETS ADZVUTA CHONCHI PAMENEPA PAL NZERU? NGAT PETER MUTHARIKA SAPANGAPO KAN2 NDKUTHETSA VUTO LIMENELI TIONETSA 2019 COZ ZKUTINYASA KWMBR A MALAWI TKUVUTKA KWMBR!! AKULU AKULUWO KWAO MAGETSI SAMAZMA AMAGWRTSA NTCHTO MA GENERATOR SO THEY R NOT CONCERNED WT THE SITUATION NDE ZMENEZ NDZAUSILU!! ATSOGOLERI A KUMALAWI NDI OZKONDA KOMANSO DYELA, NGAT EGENCO NDI ESCOM SKWANITSA KUTHETSA VUTOLO ALOLE KUT MA COMPANY AKUNJA ABWERE AMALAWI ZATITOPETSA BOMA LIKUTISAUKTSA IWOWO AKUDYELERA SAKUVUTKA NAWO! ENAFE KUT TDYE TMADALIRA MAGETS NDE PAMENEPA TZT BOMA LIKUTHANDIZA???? #BORED

  19. Yeah improvement ilipo Ine ndine mboni kwathu amati akazima amayaka pakatha 24 hrs now akazima akumayaka pakatha 7 hrs ndiye pamenepa tiziti palibe improvement? Kaya sindidziwa kwanuko

    • Mwina ku state house kwawo konko not where we stay, sindingamangovomereza zilizonse as if ndine munthu wosaganiza, I don’t see any improvement apa iyaaa adzitiputsitsa ngat ndife osazindikira akagwere

    • amalawi tinapusa kwambiri.. timagomera kuyamikira ndizinthu zosayamikira nkomwe. what is there to yamikira about blascom? Its like munthu wakubera K100000, then ati azibweza pang’ono pang’ono nde wayamba kukubwezera K100… Do u rily hav to yamikira that there is improvement

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