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Affordable Agriculture Electricity Tariff to Spur Economic Growth

By Cosmas Kaunga, ESCOM Outreach Officer Certified and registered farmers will see themselves paying 30 percent lower in electricity bills, as the government has introduced a special agriculture electricity tariff. Speaking in Lilongwe, Hon. Ibrahim Matola, Minister of Energy, said the agriculture tariff would help spur Malawi’s development as the country’s economy is agro-based. Matola said this on Friday, November 24 2023, at a sensitisation meeting for district officers on the new tariff. The Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) organised the meeting with support from Global Energy Alliance

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ESCOM employees and 2 others fined K250,000 each for illegal electricity connections

By Peter Kanjere, ESCOM PRO Four people, including two ESCOM Limited employees, have been fined K250,000 each for committing offences of illegal connections to buildings at Namadzi Trading Centre in Chiradzulu District. Chiradzulu Police spokesperson, Constable Cosmas Kagulo, confirmed the development through a statement. Chiradzulu Third Grade Magistrate’s Court fined 33-year-old Zomba ESCOM linesperson Bathlomew Gowero, temporary linesperson Anord Kalunga (33), ex-ESCOM employee Chifundo Chasweka (30) and private electrician Robert Hannock (30) on October 27 2023. Chiradzulu Third Grade Magistrate Phwitiko delivered the judgement on the four

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ESCOM and EGENCO move in to improve electricity system stability

By Peter Kanjere, ESCOM PRO Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited and Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) Malawi Limited will on Wednesday launch Automatic Generation Control (AGC) to improve system stability by introducing generation fast response to power demand changes in real time. ESCOM Chief Operations Officer (COO), Maxwell Mulimakwenda, said all was set for the launch of AGC in Blantyre to ensure balance between generation and load demand, frequency as well as power interchange with other systems. “AGC is a modern way of operating and controlling

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