A global energy firm, Nippo Energy Corporation Africa (NEC Africa), says it is ready to provide solutions to the country’s electricity woes by partnering with Escom and the private sector.
To this end, the company organised a mini energy conference in Lilongwe this week where it highlighted what it is able to offer.
The conference attracted maximum demand customers of Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) such as water boards and Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE)-listed Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Limited.
NEC Africa vice-president Chad Baker, in an interview on the sidelines of the conference, said they wanted to orient the companies and Escom officials on latest technologies that would enable industries to conserve energy which they can use in times of power outages.
He said Escom was particularly targeted to help it find solutions to power shortages facing the country.
“We are bringing integrated solutions; we have studied the situation in Malawi and we have come up with the solutions. We need creative solutions not just bringing more generation of electricity, but also proper utilisation of power already generated,” said Baker.
He said studies have indicated that there are peak periods where Escom struggles to satisfy demand for power due to increased domestic usages.
Escom senior transmission manager Alfred Kapamba appreciated the solutions suggested, saying they can really improve management of power in times of outages.
He said Escom could reduce power outages if it procures high storage power banks.
“The peak periods are indeed a problem, which forces us to turn to load shedding and such solutions can help us maximise the available power,” he said.
NEC Africa is an international company which provides energy solutions in both Africa and Asia.