The Electricity Generation Company [Egenco] has revealed that it has completed 99 percent of works on its newly mounted hydroelectricity power plant, Tedzani 4 in Blantyre.

The power plant which is expected to be fully commissioned in May will add 18 megawatts [MW] to the national grid.

This will bring the company’s total electricity production capacity to 441.55mw.

Spokesperson of the Egenco Company Moses Gwaza has said that the plant has now started releasing power into the national grid on testing basis.

Gwaza also cited that completion of the power station will not only add more power to the national grid but also boost the company’s business.

‘’ According to Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi [Escom] the whole  Northern  Region consumers 19 megawatts during off peak so if we are adding 18 megawatts it means that we are adding enough power which will make a huge difference,’’Gwaza said.

However Community Energy Malawi [CEM] Country Director Edgar Bayani went at the company and he says the move will go a long way to spur economic growth and preserve the climate.

Bayani further said that when he talks of climate change they want to reduce carbon emissions and therefore use of diesel generators and coal fired plants frustrate the fight against climate change.

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