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The first consignment of the 36 Megawatts of the diesel generators has arrived in the country. The 6 megawatts generators arrived in Mzuzu on 9 November, 2017.
Speaking when he received the generators in Mzuzu, Minister of Natural Resources Energy and Mining Honorable Aggrey Masi MP, said with the arrival of the generators the electricity blackouts will now begin to be reduced.
The Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (Egenco) and the Millennium Challenge Account- Malawi (MCA-MW) jointly conducted a media tour of the Nkula A Hydro Power Station rehabilitation project which Egenco is implementing with funding from the MCA.
The rehabilitation of the Nkula A will see its generation capacity increased from the current 24MW to 36MW once it is completed.
The Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (Egenco) and Mitsubushi Corporation on Tuesday 18th July 2017 signed a contract for the construction of the Tedzani IV Hydro Power plant.
In his remarks, Chief Executive Officer for EGENCO, Mr William Liabunya said the project involves construction of an 18MW plant in a separate building.
The Electricity Generation Company Malawi Limited (EGENCO) on Tuesday 21st November 2017 started the distribution of Chitetezo Mbaula in the Shire River’s catchment areas in an effort to reduce siltation of the river caused by careless cutting down of trees along the river’s catchment areas.
As part of its commitment to ensure protection and conservation of the environment especially along the Shire River Catchment area, Malawi’s leading Power Producer, the Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited, on Tuesday January 30, 2018 launched its tree planting exercise in Group Village Headman Chibwana, TA Sitola in Machinga District. EGENCO’s Board Member Mary Mkando graced the occasion. EGENCO is expecting to plant 16,000 tree this growing season.
The installation of the Mzuzu 6 megawatts is taking shape with all the three generators fully offloaded. It is expected that by the end of this month the machines should start producing electricity. EGENCO is implementing the diesel gensets project as a short-term measure to reduce the impact of the current reduced generation capacity.