|Approval Date||25 Mar 2013|
|Signature Date||23 May 2013|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2017|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2017|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||23630|
In Malawi, changes in power demand scenarios within the past 10 years, coupled with tremendous environmental degradation has drastically negatively affected the operation and efficiency of the existing power generating plants, which are hydro-based. This, coupled with problems faced in the realization of the power development options outlined in the 1998 Power Development Master Plan study, has forced the Government of Malawi to critically reexamine its power development options in the short and medium term. In order to critically address the prevailing and projected power requirements for the country, while at the same time ensuring that the system’s reliability is improved, the Government has formulated a number of interventions, one of which is the undertaking of a feasibility study for the development of the Kholombidzo Hydropower plant.
The intervention will produce a feasibility study for the future development of a power generation project to contribute to the expansion of electricity generating capacity in Malawi, which would ultimately contribute to addressing electricity shortages and enabling the delivery of reliable energy and electricity access expansion in Malawi.
Since the study will deal with a project that will deliver energy into the national grid, the ultimate beneficiary will be the entire country which will experience improved energy supply resulting from the development based on the outcomes of the study.
African Development Fund
Ministry of Energy Department of Energy Affairs
|Last Update||15 Apr 2021|
|Name||HARMSE Liezl Cecilia|
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