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Diesel Generators

Due to increased demand of electricity in the country coupled with limited generation capacity in the hydro power stations, EGENCO runs Diesel power plants in order to suffices demand during peak periods.

Peak period are the times when there is high demand for electricity in the country. Usually it is between 5:30am – 8:30am, 11:30am-1:30pm, and 5:30pm-9pm.The diesel generators therefore run during these hours to supplement the hydro power stations.

Currently EGENCO has a Diesel Power plants in Mzuzu, Lilongwe and soon to open in Blantyre.

The total generation capacity is as detailed below:

Installed Capacity

Station Name No. Of Machines Capacity per Machine (MW) Total Capacity (MW) Status
Mzuzu - Luwinga  3  2  6 Available
Lilongwe A  3  1 (3.3), 2 (1.3), 3 (1.1)  5.7 1 available, 2 not available
Lilongwe B  5  2  10 2 available, 3 not available
Lilongwe  C  5  2  10 Under construction
Mapanga  10  2  20 Under construction


Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Ltd
No. 7 Victoria Avenue
Chayamba Building
P.O. Box 1567
Blantyre, Malawi

Telephone : +265 1 836 000
Email :
All communications to be addressed to the CEO

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