MERA renews Aggreko deal

The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority has renewed its deal with electricity generator Aggreko deal for one year in a desperate move to complement current erratic power supply.

This comes at a time when the first contract for the company to be supplying 78 megawatts diesel generated power expired in January 2020.

MERA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Collins Magalasi said the decision was arrived at having found out there is need for extra power in the countryโ€™s grid.

โ€˜โ€™There is no change, in terms of the tariff or any other, the contract has been renegotiated the same way so Malawians should not expect any adjustment at all it still the same price, โ€

Aggreko has 81 machines which produces 78 megawatts to be run about six hours per day though it either sometimes overrun or underrun.

For instance currently the company is supplying 55 megawatts.

Recently, Consumer rights activist John Kapito recommended that government finds other alternatives of generating power instead of relying on Aggreko which is expensive.

It is believed that state owned electricity generating company EGENCO, spends 3billion kwacha per month to buy diesel to run the generators.

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