Serengeti Energy Starts to Commissions 21MW Nkhotakhota 1 Solar Plant in Malawi

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  • Serengeti Energy has started to commissioned the 21MW Nkhotakhota 1 solar photovoltaic power plant.
  • Nkhotakhota 1, the first phase of two power projects totaling approximately 38MW when completed, has achieved mechanical completion while testing and commissioning is ongoing.
  • Plans are underway to reach commercial operation date in the coming weeks.

As part of the efforts of the Malawian government to meet the country’s shortfall in generation capacity against the existing demand, the 21MW Solar PV power plant will contribute to strengthening and diversifying the country’s energy mix.

Related news: Other power generation projects in Malawi

Malawi Country Director Patrick Silungwe remarked, “Serengeti Energy would like to thank ESCOM and all involved stakeholders for being instrumental towards the successful energization of Nkhotakota 1. We would also like to thank the government of Malawi for their support in ensuring the project’s overall success. This shows the commitment towards increasing sustainable energy supply to the national grid. We look forward to further collaboration as we set course to begin the second phase of the project.”

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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