Renewables pushed to the fore as Malawi cleans up

Issue 438 - 13 May 2021 - By Marc Howard

After years of delay, things are moving forward in Malawi, with three solar IPPs set to commission this year – despite Covid-related problems – and new battery storage and wind projects expected by a reforming administration, writes Marc Howard

In an unusual development for a country where economic and governance issues have for years served to delay investments, offtaker Power Market Ltd (PML)’s chief executive Rosemary Mkandawire has said Malawi had recently received “too many” applications from developers of solar power projects. The surge in interest comes as three independent power projects (IPPs) procured during a 2017 tender are due to be commissioned this year.

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