This project covering 26 substations will reduce technical losses in the transmission system in the medium-term, while fostering economic growth in the long-term aligning with MCAM’s Infrastructure Development Project. The project, financed through the Millennium Challenge Corporation, will improve efficiency, reliability, security and planning of the transmission network in Malawi.
The project will provide ESCOM with the tools to securely interconnect with neighbouring countries and reduce technical losses in the transmission system in the medium-term whilst fostering economic growth in the long-term.
“The ability to monitor the grid in real time is a key requirement to secure electricity supply nationwide. GE’s EMS solution will enable the state-owned power utility to easily monitor, control and coordinate the related electrical networks, regulate power voltage within the transmission grid and identify system failure in those substations that are connected to the SCADA system,” said Lazarus Angbazo, CEO, GE Power’s Grid Solutions, Sub-Saharan Africa.
“Furthermore, the grid modernisation and expansion will enable safe and efficient transmission of electricity therefore providing more Malawians with access to electricity and pave the way toward development of Africa’s regional interconnections,” he added.
GE has designed and implemented over 1,700 substation projects in the last 10 years.