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Matola Accuse DPP Regime On Current Electricity Woes

Matola Accuse DPP Regime On Current Electricity Woes

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Minister of Energy Ibrahim Matola has accused the previous administration of plunging the electricity utility companies into the current mess where the utility companies are failing to provide adequate electricity to Malawians. Matola said this speaking at a press briefing currently underway at the Central Office of Information (COI) in Lilongwe. He singled out politicians forcing the utility companies to misprocure and by-pass laws governing the operations of the companies, being public entities. Matola has also said the previous government was wasting resources for the companies by using their assets such as vehicles to ferry party supporters to political rallies and drawing free fuel from other power producers hired by government such as Agrecco. He has said these malpracti...
Escom is forced to pay billions of kwachas for energy that is not delivered.

Escom is forced to pay billions of kwachas for energy that is not delivered.

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Escom Chief executive officer Kamkwamba Kumwenda has told a parliamentary joint committee that Escom is burdened with charges for electricity. Kumwenda said Escom is forced to pay billions of kwachas for energy that is not delivered. Kumwenda says Escom is forced to borrow from banks to pay for undelivered energy. He says there is need to find a solution on who will pay for undelivered energy. Kumwenda also said Egenco has made an application to be paid in dollars. He said if Egenco is allowed to be paid in dollars, Escom will be dead. He said it is better to close Escom if Egenco will be allowed to be paid in dollars. Kumwenda has also blamed Egenco for the blackouts that the country is facing saying Egenco is only giving about 68 percent of electricity. He said if Egenco was su...
EGENCO says blackouts to end by September 22, 2022.

EGENCO says blackouts to end by September 22, 2022.

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Labren Sondhi Director of Planning and Development at EGENCO says the blackouts that the country is experiencing now will end by 22 September this year. Sondhi has disclosed this during a meeting with a Joint committee on Natural resources committee, Public Accounts Committee, Trade Committee and Legal affairs committee. According to Sondhi, currently they have set a team that is working on the problem. He says, another team has also been set to inquire into what is causing the blackouts. The Joint committee, summoned Egenco to the meeting to discuss current blackouts, electricity tariffs and single buyer system.
EGENCO Accuse ESCOM On Payments

EGENCO Accuse ESCOM On Payments

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The Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) has accused Escom of paying itself first money realised from selling electricity before paying Egenco and Independent Power Producers (IPP) as it supposed to be done with the coming in of the single buyer. Addressing a joint committee of parliament this afternoon, Egenco Deputy Director of Finance Delano Ulanje has raised fears that the anomaly by Escom has a possibility of scaring would be investors in the energy sector.
Chakwera In Office today, Attending To Various Matters of National Interest.

Chakwera In Office today, Attending To Various Matters of National Interest.

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His Excellency the State President of the Republic of Malawi Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera writes; - I am in office today, attending to various matters of national interest. I have deployed the Minister of Energy to hold meetings with the Heads of ESCOM and EGENCO to get to the bottom of the cause of the system shutdown that resulted in a nationwide blackout over the weekend, as well as to track the progress being made on rehabilitating the cyclone-damaged Kapichira Power Plant. I also held virtual discussions with the President of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, Mr. Admassu Tadesse, to secure a debt-restructuring agreement aimed at relieving the economy of some of the fiscal pressures emanating from the distress occasioned by the enormous debt left by th...
Energy Minister In Closed Meeting With Egenco And ESCOM Over System Shutdowns

Energy Minister In Closed Meeting With Egenco And ESCOM Over System Shutdowns

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Minister of Energy Ibrahim Matola is this morning engaging Electricity Generation Company (Egenco) on the intermittent power supply cuts the country is facing. Matola who is currently in a closed meeting with Egenco management at its head office in Blantyre wants an explanation on causes of the power supply cuts and solutions to the same. He says intermittent power supply is a cost to the economy therefore solution to the problem needs to be established as soon as possible. Malawians have been subjected to national blackouts experienced for three days in a row from Friday to yesterday. On Friday, the system shutdown occurred at 11:51am, on Saturday at 5:36 pm while yesterday, Malawians experienced a national blackout at 07:37am.
ESCOM Announce Prolonged Loadshedding In Some Parts Of The Country

ESCOM Announce Prolonged Loadshedding In Some Parts Of The Country

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Prolonged loadshedding is expected in some parts of the country as power producer EGENCO is yet to finalise repair of its Kapichira Power Station in Chikwawa.According to ESCOM, the national grid has been short of 130 megawatts of power since tropical cyclone Ana hit over a month ago. Officials from EGENCO earlier revealed that they will require K18 billion to get the damaged power station up and running again. Furthermore, it would take about 6 months to repair a dam that stores water for the station. ESCOM’s Public Relations Manager, Innocent Chitosi indicates that the power they are getting from EGENCO is still on the lower side, hence the continued rationing. EGENCO’s Public Relations Manager Moses Gwaza was not available for comment.
EGENCO to install diesel generating power plant as Aggreko phases out

EGENCO to install diesel generating power plant as Aggreko phases out

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By Benadetta C. Mia Power generator-EGENCO has commenced processes to set up a 30 mega-watt diesel generating power plant to complement power in the grid. This is coming at a time Ministry of Energy disclosed a few weeks ago that government will not be renewing its contract with Aggreko Power Solutions Limited-which was supplying 78 mega-watts-as the contract is expiring next month. In 2017, the government, through Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi-ESCOM, leased diesel generators from with a capacity of 78 megawatts from Aggreko, an independent power producer, as a measure of easing electricity blackouts. However, the deal faced resistance from some sectors to exorbitant operation costs saying they could cost government K57 Billion in two years. Spokesperson for EGEN...