In April 2014, the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) approved a second base tariff for Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited (ESCOM) for a four-year period (2014-2018). The implementation of this base tariff is coming to an end on 30th June, 2018. Consequently, ESCOM has submitted an application to the Authority for a new base tariff that will be implemented over a four-year period from July 2018 - June 2022.
STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS ON THE THIRD BASE TARIFF APPLICATION 2018-2022
It is a requirement that during any review of the electricity base tariff, the applicant (ESCOM) publicizes an abridged version of the base tariff application to allow stakeholders and the general public make comments and observations on the application and how the new base tariff application impacts them.
The full version of the new base tariff application will be available on the websites of MERA (download here) and ESCOM (www.escom.mw).Soft copies can also be accessed from MERA and ESCOM through the respective public relation offices (PROs) as follows: -
MERA : Mrs. Fitina Khonje
Tel. : 01 774 103/135
Cell. : 0888 351 061
ESCOM: Mr. Innocent Chitosi
Tel. : 01 822 000
Cell. : 0999 861 096
Stakeholders and the general public are expected to provide their written comments and observations to MERA and ESCOM within a period of 3 weeks from 25th June – 15th July,2018.
MERA will, after receiving the written feedback, proceed to facilitate public hearings which will be held in the major cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu on dates to be communicated to stakeholders. During the public hearings, ESCOM will present a summary of the third base tariff application and provide responses to specific observations and comments made by stakeholders and the general public on the application.
For more information, please contact MERA and ESCOM PRO offices through contact details provided above.
Dr. Collins Magalasi
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
MALAWI ENERGY REGULATORY AUTHORITY
21st JUNE 2018