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In the Republic of Malawi, an east African country, the economy has been growing at an average rate of 7.5% per year. However, this has led to an increase in electricity demand of 5% annually, resulting in a growing electricity shortage.

Particularly in Lilongwe and Blantyre, the shortage of electricity has significantly impacted the daily lives and economic activities of citizens, making it a pressing issue to improve the electricity supply capacity.

Over 98% of the country’s electricity comes from hydroelectric power generation.

By fully utilizing our abundant experience and expertise overseas, we set out to expand the Electricity Hydropower Station, which supplies power to both cities, with the addition of the Tedzani IV Electricity Hydropower Plant (19.1 kW). The construction was completed in June 2021.
Mr. Tsuri, the Project Manager from the Power Solutions Division who was involved in the project, said, “I am thrilled that we were able to contribute to the improvement of electricity supply capacity in Lilongwe and Blantyre, strengthen the economic and industrial foundations of the country, and enhance the quality of life for its people with the completion of this project.”

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Tedzani Electricity Hydropower Station (top: aerial image, bottom: geographical outline)
A photo at the completion ceremony. First on the left is Mr. Tsuri, Project Manager, fifth is Satoshi Iwakiri, Ambassador of Japan to Malawi, and sixth is Lazarus Chakwera, President of Malawi.
A monument to the grant from Japan to Malawi