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In in working towards solving the power problems in the short term, the country is importing at distribution level 3MW from Mozambique through Mandimba to Mangochi with a potential to increase the importation to 10MW. In September, 2018, Malawi signed a power supply agreement with Zambia for importation of 20MW through Chipata and Mchinji. The power trading between the two countries was launched on 10th December, 2018.

The Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining is continuing with implementation of its flagship Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP). The Programme is implemented in phases, and the Ministry has just concluded electrification of 336 rural centres across the country under MAREP 8 thereby increasing access to electricity to rural masses.