The government has identified many potential sites that will be developed into power generating plants in the future. Listed in the table below are some of these sites that have been identified by the government.

No.

PROJECT NAME

CAPACITY (MW)

CURRENT PROJECT STATUS

1

Chasombo hydro power site

50

IPP in place and conducting FS

2

Mpatamanga hydropower site

350

RfP for procurement of strategic sponsor advertised

3

Chizuma hydropower site

40

IPP in place and conducting FS

4

Chimgonda hydropower site

50

Pre-feasibility study done

5

Lower Fufu hydropower site

140

Feasibility study and detailed designs done

6

Kholombidzo hydropower site

200

Feasibility study and detailed designs done

7

Songwe River hydropower

90

Detailed designing & tender documents done

8

Mbongozi

41

Development works underway

9

Tedzani IV

22

Construction in progress

10

Nkula A Upgrade

12

Upgrades done

11

Tedzani III Upgrade

10

Procuring EPC contractor

12

Kamwamba Coal-fired

300

EGENCO is conducting new studies

13

Bagasse Cogeneration

51

Implementation preparations underway by ILLOVO

14

Diesel power plants

78 

Power Generation in progress

15

Geothermal power generation

> 500 

Pre-feasibility studies  completed

16

Wind power generation

50 MW

IPP in place and PPA signed

17

Solar power generation

> 200 MW

IPPs in place and construction works underway

18

Mozambique – Malawi (400kV) regional interconnector

300 MW

Procurement of contractor underway

19

Zambia – Malawi (330kV) regional interconnector

 

MOU Signed. Feasibility Study in progress

20

Tanzania – Malawi interconnector

 

Feasibility study in progress