Alternative Energy

The Alternative Energy Division (AED) deals with the Renewable Energy Sub-sector and Energy Conservation.  The Division is mandated among others, to undertake the following activities:

  • Promote the use of alternative energy sources, such as solar, biogas, wind, micro/mini hydropower, biomass briquettes and coal.
  • Undertake research work in these alternative energy sources and in energy conservation in order to come up with efficient and affordable technologies for their widespread utilization including the use of coal in tobacco curing.
  • Conduct user demonstration and training on proper use of efficient and modern end use devices for these alternative sources of energy.
  • Plan and implement development projects in the renewable energy sub-sector.
  • Coordinate renewable energy programmes implemented by both Government institutions and non-governmental organizations.
  • Coordinate the establishment of renewable energy training programmes with both University of Malawi and Mzuzu University.

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