The Power Sector Revitalization Project is comprised of two activities, the Infrastructure Development Activity and the Power Sector Reform Activity.
Infrastructure Development Activity
The Infrastructure Development Activity focuses on the most urgent rehabilitation, upgrade and modernization needs of the power system. The activity will preserve and stabilize existing generation capacity, improve capacity of the transmission and distribution network and increase the efficiency and sustainability of hydropower generation.
The Government of Malawi will commit to investing in additional generation capacity by completing the construction of new hydropower generation. The Infrastructure Development Activity also includes a sub-activity addressing environmental and social factors that negatively impact Malawi’s hydropower plants.
Power Sector Reform Activity
The Power Sector Reform Activity complements the Infrastructure Development Activity by providing support for the Government of Malawi’s policy reform agenda and by building capacity in critical sector institutions. The activity will build capacity and provide technical assistance to the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM), the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority and the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment.