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EGENCO’s 20 Megawatts Diesel Generators destined for Mapanga in Blantyre arrived in the country on Wednesday 14 March 2018. Installation for the same has since commenced. There are 10 generators each producing 2 Megawatts and it is expected that the diesel generators will be commissioned by end of April 2018.
Unlike the Mzuzu generators, that were commissioned by EGENCO in December 2017 and January 2018 respectively, the Mapanga generators are not containerized. They will be housed in a diesel generator Power House currently in its final stages of construction. The generators have been procured by EGENCO from Techfab International and are not leased. The engines were manufacture in Japan and the transformers in India. It is expected that after commissioning, the power situation in the country will continue to improve.
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 construction of Tedzani IV hydropower plant at Tedzani Power Station was officially launched on 4 July 2018. Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Honorable Aggrey Masi presided over the launch of the construction project for the 19.5 megawatt power plant.
In his remarks, the Minister thanked the Japanese Government for the timely assistance. He said the 19.5 megawatt will go a long way in helping Malawi to deal with power shortage that the country is experiencing. The minister further said government is committed to address the power challenges in the country and that in the medium to long term the matter of power shortages will be dealt with.
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 Board of Directors for EGENCO Limited on Wednesday 14 March 2018 toured some of the projects that currently EGENCO is implementing to improve the power situation in the country. Among others, the Board visited Nkula A rehabilitation, modernization and upgrading project which is being financed by the US government through the MCA Malawi Compact.
The Board also toured the River training (diversion of a tributary which was depositing silt at the Tedzani Pond) and the expansion of the Tedzani pond projects. Principal Secretary (PS) for Energy Patrick Matanda who is a member of the Board said he is impressed with the projects and said once the projects are completed they will improve power production in the country.