ESCOM Bemoans Reduced Applied Basic Tariff Increase

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) says Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)’s approval of 31.8 per cent increase in base tariff has impacted them negatively. ESCOM Executive Director, Allexon Chiwaya, said this on Tuesday in Blantyre during a press briefing that they had applied for a 60 per cent increase to cater for major projects like the Mozambique-Malawi Interconnector that has had its investment costs deducted while the upgrading of Nanjoka Substation in Salima and the Eastern Transmission backbone…

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MERA Launches Fraud, Corruption Prevention Policy

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) Friday launched a Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy that aims at driving the institution into a fraud and corrupt free entity. The launching ceremony took place at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe under the theme “Zero Tolerance on Fraud and Corruption in Energy Regulation.” Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Aggrey Masi presided over the launch and said the policy is so empowering to the effective operations of MERA in…

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MERA for Increased Usage of Biogas

High cost and low availability of gas have been blamed as key reasons leading to low usage of biogas among Malawians. Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Collins Magalasi recently told the Malawi News Agency (MANA) in Blantyre that the body has noticed the low usage of gas among Malawians such that steps were being taken to address the challenge. He said despite gas being cheaper than other energy sources on the global market, the commodity…

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