Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) wishes to inform the general public that all Electrical Installations permits and Private Electricity Generation Registration Certificates expired on 31st December 2017.
The general public is being reminded that undertaking electrical and renewable energy installations without a Permit issued by MERA as well undertaking private generation of electricity of above 20 KVA without being registered by MERA is a criminal offence whose punishment upon conviction is imprisonment for six months.
The general public is further being informed that all premises whose electrical installations have been undertaken by persons without a Permit issued by MERA cannot be connected with electricity by ESCOM.
All persons undertaking electrical and renewable energy installations in the country and those with electricity private generation facilities above 20 KVA are hereby reminded to renew their Permits and Certificates respectively.
MERA will in due course be undertaking compliance monitoring exercise to ensure that those who are operating without a Permit or without be registered are duly prosecuted in accordance with the law.
For more information please contact
The Chief Executive Officer
Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority
Second Floor Development House
Phone: +265(0) 1 774 103/135
+265 (0) 1 775 810