Electrification in Malawi (PIN/PDD)
The project will address electricity supply in areas not yet covered by the national grid
Activities Document (PoA-DD)
Project Activities Design Document (CPA-DD)
No Objection by DNA Malawi
The purpose of the project is to increase access to sustainable energy services in areas of Malawi that do not have access to the national/regional grid by making use of renewable energy generation systems. The first CPA is implemented in Nkhotakota District that has approximately 400 000 inhabitants. A minor part of the district is connected to ESCOM power grid from Nkula supplying approximately 1640 inhabitants, mainly around Dwangwa Sugar factory and Nkhotakota Boma. More than 90% of Malawi's population is without access to electricity, but Nkhotakota district has very limited access to electricity and the percentage not being connected to grid is higher than the national average. In Nkhotakota District the energy supply is mainly based on diesel, charcoal, paraffin or woody biomass for lighting, cooking and other electricity services. Paraffin is the most common source of lighting fuel and grinding mills use diesel generators.