Tuesday, March 28, 2023
19.7 C

Donor confidence in Malawi...

Malawians have every reason to smile following the restoration of donor confidence in their government, with the World Bank being the latest bilateral partner to commit financial resources to the Malawi Government.

Mwanamvekha urges cyclone Freddy...

Presidential candidate for the former governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Joseph Mwanamvekha, has advised survivors of Tropical Cyclone Freddy to take proper care of their children and send them to school once schools open.

NICE, religious leaders preach...

National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Public Trust and religious leaders in Balaka have decried the tendency by politicians to politicize national development programmes, stressing this suffocates efforts and energies invested to achieve them.

APM admits he has...

Former President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has admitted for the first time since he was booted out of power in June 2020 that he has no solutions to the social and economic challenges weighing down Malawians at the moment.
HomeNationalStakeholders urged to...

Stakeholders urged to adapt to new energy technology

Posted in

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Regional Manager for the Centre, Mc Vittie Chiphwanya made the remarks Wednesday during the Energy Efficient Lighting led tubes project Sensitization meeting with Industrial and Commercial Customers at Sunbird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe.

Chiphwanya: we need to work together on these projects pic by Tione Andsen (Mana)

He said ESCOM was implementing a project which aims at promoting the use of energy-efficient lighting-led tubes that are cost-effective.

Chiphwanya pointed out that the use of the tubes reduces the demand for more power usage in a facility.

“The advantage of using the tubes helps you save on your bills and at the same time the amount of energy that you require for lighting. It is estimated that over 30 percent of our power energy goes to lighting and the coming in of these bulbs would drastically reduce the demand,” he said.   

Chiphwanya appealed to companies and industries to work with ESCOM in the implementation of the project which would help to reduce cases of long hours of load shedding in the country.

He said the life spans of the bulbs is estimated at 15 years, is being sold at K 1,000 and customers are encouraged to apply to Escom for the installation of the bulbs.

ESCOM Senior Manager for Commercial and Customer Service, Wiseman Kabwazi said large customers are key partners in assisting in managing the demand for electricity in the country.

Kabwazi (R): we have saved 55 megawatts by using CFC bulbs pic by Tione Andsen (Mana)

He said ESCOM started using CFC bulbs in 2011 to improve demand side management which resulted in creating 55 megawatts of savings.

{loadmoduleid 125}

Kabwazi said K15 billion was invested in the process and continuation of the use of the bulbs would help to reduce tariffs.

A participant in the meeting, Patrick Kaliwo of Sunbird Capital Hotel said the meeting was an eye-opener to them as they have been introduced to new technology in terms of lighting.

He said ESCOM has come up with energy-efficient lighting tubes which the industries would be used to reduce electricity demand.


More from this Author

Governance experts fault Tonse Govt for appointing Kayuni as PS

Governance experts Victor Chipofya and George Phiri have faulted the Tonse Alliance government for appointing former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Dr. Steven William Kayuni, as Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Homeland Security.

President Chakwera, ITU Secretary General Doreen Bogdan-Martin discuss digital transformation for Malawi

Malawi President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Monday afternoon held discussions with Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, on how Malawi and ITU can work together to develop information communication technology (ICT) in the country.

Paak Foundation targets 100 underprivileged communities with improved water access

After successfully opening a free tailoring school at Nsaru Trading Centre in Lilongwe, Paak Foundation has now disclosed plans to drill and install a borehole each in 100 underprivileged rural communities across Malawi.