Mozambique - Malawi high voltage transmission lines will be opened next year

Mozambique - Malawi high voltage transmission lines will be opened next year

2017-08-28
Mozambique - Malawi high voltage transmission lines will be opened next year

According to Mozambican local media sources, Mozambique will build a new cross-border high-voltage transmission lines connected to Malawi, a total length of about 218 km, of which 78 km in Malawi, the transmission capacity of 200 megawatts.

This 400-kilovolt high-voltage transmission line will be connected to the western provinces of Mozambique Tete and Malawi Phombeya, as well as both ends of the substation.

At present, the electricity rate in Malawi and rural areas is only 9%, in order to improve the domestic power rate, in 2016, the Malawi government promulgated the power law and the establishment of state-owned power generation companies, to develop power infrastructure.

According to a feasibility study, a new cross-border high-voltage transmission line connecting Malawi and Mozambique will significantly increase the supply of electricity in Malawi.

In fact, Mozambique and Malawi's electricity trade agreement has been signed for nearly 20 years, but because of the Malawi government funds are scarce, unable to bear this project, this cross-border transmission lines have been shelved.

After a number of efforts, Mozambique - Malawi high-voltage transmission lines will be officially launched next year.