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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...