OUTAGE OF NKULA A AND B POWER STATIONS FOR MAINTENANCE WORKSegenco
Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (EGENCO) wishes to notify all stakeholders and the public that there will be an outage of Nkula A and B from Saturday, 21st October 2023, 07h00 to Sunday, 22 October 2023, 17h00 to replace Nkula B dislodged Intake Screens.
The work will require complete shutdown of both Nkula A and B and lowering of the head-pond level to create safe working environment for the team working on the installation of trash screens at the intake. This means 135.1MW will not be available for supply to the national grid during the stated period.
As the rainy season is fast approaching, repairing of intake trash screens is necessary to prevent excessive clogging of fine screens thereby avoiding frequent shut down of Nkula machines due to reduction in penstock pressures. Further reduction of penstock pressures is risky as the intake structures can be destroyed due to such excessive differential pressure.
EGENCO will continue to run all available diesel generators during the outage to supplement the available hydro capacity.
EGENCO sincerely regrets any inconvenience that may be caused by the outage of Nkula Power Station.