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Leading the Transition to Clean Energy

IIEC has been engaged by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the design and implementation of a nationwide Energy Efficient Lighting Program (EELP) in Malawi.


This is the first large scale Demand-side Management (DSM) program to be undertaken in Malawi and is aimed at addressing the current acute power shortage (around 14%) during the evening peak period. The program entails the procurement of high quality Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and direct installation (replacing incandescent bulbs) in the residential, small enterprises and public sector. Electrical retailers will support the program through the sale of CFLs to the private sector at subsidised prices. The program is expected to reduce around 50 MW in peak demand.

To ensure sustainability the program also includes the development of an incandescent bulb phase-out policy, minimum energy performance standards for CFLs and safe disposal guidelines for fluorescent lighting.

For further information, please contact Felix Gooneratne - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.