Energy Sector Support Project (WB-P099626)

  • Malawi
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Golomoti, Dwangwa, Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu, Zomba, Mpatamanga, Chimgonda
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 28, 2011
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Government of Malawi
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  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 84.70 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 84.70 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 11, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated on the World Bank's website, the development objective of the Energy Sector Support Project for Malawi is to increase the reliability and quality of electricity supply in the major load centers. There are four components to the project.
The first component of the project is electricity network strengthening and expansion. Rehabilitation, upgrade and expansion of priority parts of the existing distribution and transmission system, including extension of the network in selected peri-urban areas.
The second component of the project is generation and transmission feasibility studies. Financing for feasibility studies (and associated environmental & social assessments) for development of new hydropower generation and transmission capacity required to meet Malawi's growing energy demand.
The third component of the project is demand side management and energy efficiency measures. Financing for demand-side management and energy efficiency activities in urban areas to help address Malawi's power capacity deficit.
The fourth component of the project is capacity building and technical assistance. Financing for institutional strengthening and technical assistance to both the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environment and ESCOM (Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi) to support their efforts to further develop Malawi's energy sector. 

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - ESCOM: Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Client Energy

Contact Information
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World Bank Team Leader:

Rob Mills - Senior Economist

Borrower - Department of Energy Affairs:

Address: 2nd floor, Capital House, City Center, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: +265 1 770 688
Fax: +265 1 770 094/771954

Implementing Agencies -

Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environment:

Frank Kamanga - Chief Economist, Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment
Tel: +265-1-203-125
Address: Off Kenyatta Drive, City Centre, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: +265 1 770 344

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Ltd. (ESCOM):

Lameck Nchembe - Acting Director of Planning & Studies, ESCOM
Tel: + 265-1-822-000 / 824-274
Email: ; 
Address: 9 Haile Selassie Road,
P. O. Box 2047, Blantyre
Phone: +265 1 822 000
Fax: +265 1 822 008



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