The country’s power utility body says it will replace its current structures in Nsanje with more resilient ones as a long-term solution to frequent power outages which some parts of the district usually experience during the rainy season.
The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says it will start connecting new customers by the end of this December through a US$ 150 million secured from the World Bank.
The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says it has invested K2 billion in the LED tubes project which is projected to save 10 megawatts of power.
Some concerned communities in Phalombe have appealed to the Power utility body, Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) to establish an office in the district to cut costs which they incur when seeking services at Mulanje Boma.
The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says it has lost about 400 transformers from January this year, owing to vandalism.
People of Kambale trade centre in Neno district and other parts of the country which have ESCOM transformer faults, will have to wait indefinitely as the power utility body is uncertain as to when it will have the transformers delivered to the affected areas.
The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) has reported a 23 mega watts reduction in lighting power demand and hours of load shedding through a Demand Side Management Initiative of distributing and selling energy savers bulbs.
The Parliamentary Committee of Natural Resources and Climate Change says it will not support any increase of tariffs on electricity, arguing Malawians are already being subjected to tough economic hardships.
Businesspeople in the country have pleaded with the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) and the government to resolve the continued blackouts, saying they have a huge impact on the livelihoods of people.
At least 8, 000 wall mounted electricity meters which government bought two years ago will be rendered useless if not put into use by November 24, 2023 as they will not be compatible to ESCOM’s split energy system or pole mounting metering system which the power utility body adopted two years ago.