Today, the Minister of Energy  Hon. Ibrahim Matola along with the  CEO of Power Market Limited (PML) and Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Budget and Finance visited the 21MW Solar PV Power Plant by Serengeti Energy in Nkhotakota District to appreciate the progress of works

Malawi, alongside other six African nations is a  beneficiary of the €63.2 million (K71.45 billion)’s African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI’s) Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF). Serengeti Energy has benefitted from policies issued in November in support of the 21 megawatts (MW) Nkhotakota Solar Plant.

The 21MW Solar PV power plant has 60,000 bi-facial solar panels with smart sunlight tracking technology, 132 inverters, 4 transformers and can generate electricity for approximately 100,000 households. In addition, it will contribute 5% of power to the national grid.

In his remarks, the Honourable Minister expressed his disappointment in the slowness experienced with delivering the project. Serengeti Energy has missed two deadlines to deliver the project so far due to a number of logistical challenges. He urged the project managers to expedite the project because Malawians are in need of additional power.

The project is expected to be online by the end of the second quarter of the financial year.