Malawi and Mozambique sign new electricity supply deal

17 January 2013

Malawi and Mozambique have reviewed an agreement to supply electricity in order to find a solution that benefits both countries, the Malawi secretary of state for Energy said in Lilongwe Wednesday cited by the local press.

According to Winford Masanjala, under the terms of the new deal both countries can both import and export electricity based on production and consumption levels.

To date Malawi could only import electricity from Mozambique and was prevented from exporting any surplus production. For the time being it is technically unable to export electricity as it is running on an energy deficit of around 100 megawatts against consumption of 300 megawatts.

Both Malawi and Mozambique are part of the Southern African Power Pool, a cooperation deal between national power companies organised by the Southern African Development Community (SADC). (macauhub)