ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CORPORATION OF MALAWI LIMITED (ESCOM)

POWER ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

MEPRP

Project Details

The proposed project aims to rehabilitate and restore electricity infrastructure damaged by tropical storm Ana.

The flood caused by tropical storm Ana impaired Kapichira Hydropower Plant, the downstream-most hydropower plant on the Shire River cascade, which suffered extensive damage to its dam and fuse plug resulting in the draining of the reservoir and rendering the hydropower station out of operation.

The 129.6 MW Kapichira hydropower project represents one- third of EGENCO’s installed generation capacity and almost 23 percent of Malawi’s installed total capacity. Damage was also incurred at the intake and part of the canal for the Shire Valley Transformation Project (SVTP) financed by IDA (P158805) and located at the right embankment of the Kapichira reservoir, just before the fuse plug.

The storm also damaged transmission and distribution lines in the Lower Shire Valley that resulted in several days of power outages, until emergency repairs were completed to temporarily restore electricity to affected areas.

Commencement Date

October 2018

Construction Location

Malawi, Mozambique

Budget

MWK 150,167,900

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