To date Malawi could only import electricity from Mozambique and was prevented from exporting any surplus production. For now it is a moot point as Malawi is unable to export electricity as it is has a deficit of about 100 MW.
The country could buy electricity from members of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) energy regulatory board chairman George Chabwera says.The regulator also wants the government to introduce a grid code, which would make it easier for private producers to sell directly to consumers.By using a grid code private producers would pay a set fee to provide power to customers using existing electricity transmission lines.
Total aims to sell one million good quality solar lanterns to low income households by 2015. During 2012 a pilot programme began in Cameroon, Kenya, and Indonesia with the aim of helping underprivileged population gain access to lighting and communication. Total plans to leverage itspetrol service station network in Africa and create local distribution channels by training local buyers.
[img:Money.thumbnail.jpg| ]14 January 2013 - One of the top 10 predictions by IDC Energy Insights is that utilities in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will spend more than US$17.5 billion on IT during 2013. Another prediction is that flexibility will be the new normal for smart grids implementation, and that regulatory procrastinations will hold back EMEA’s electricity smart metering market
It also predicts that smart grid communication approaches will continue to be heterogeneous, and consumer engagement will be the name of the game, while smart water spending will be kick-started in 2013. Other predictions