Mpatamanga is a 350MW hydro power project. It is planned on Shire river/basin in Southern Region, Malawi. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 350 350 Permitting Southern Region, Malawi Electricity Generation Co Malawi


The project is being developed and currently owned by Electricity Generation Co Malawi.

The project is expected to generate 952 GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $1,000m.

The hydro power project consists of 6 units of francis turbines.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.


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