22 January 2013 – Malawi and Mozambique have reviewed an electricity trade agreement between the two countries to find a solution that benefits both countries. According to Malawi secretary of state for energy, Winford Masanjala, under the terms of the new deal both countries can import and export electricity based on production and consumption levels.
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 Mozambique Malawi power interconnection deal had been criticised by Malawians who said the project would see them lose their hard earned foreign exchange to Mozambique. Such critics also believed Mozambique had failed Zimbabwe, Namibia and other countries on similar power deals.