Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited
Felix Khembo is an energy professional with an Mphil in Programme Evaluation from the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and a bachelor’s degree in Social Science (majoring Economics) from the University of Malawi. Felix has over 6 years of experience in the energy sector. Most of his energy expertise was gained whilst working for Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM), which used to be a vertically integrated public utility that was in charge of electricity generation, transmission and distribution. His duties at ESCOM dwelled around demand forecasting, projects planning, financial and economic appraisal of investments including generation (both renewable and non-renewables), transmission and distribution projects. Late in 2016, Felix witnessed the unbundling of ESCOM into a transmission and distribution company that retained the name of ESCOM and a new electricity generation company called Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (EGENCO). Felix was posted to EGENCO in January 2017 to assist with planning of potential generation projects. Felix is now a Senior Economist at EGENCO and is responsible for economic appraisal of projects, strategic planning, tariff determination, drafting power purchase agreements and due diligence assignments on project partnerships. Felix also enjoys project monitoring and evaluation, and corporate coaching.
Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (EGENCO) is a Public Limited Liability Company with a mandate to generate power in Malawi. It is the main generator of power in Malawi and feeds over 85% of the country’s power demand. EGENCO produces about 90% of its power from hydro resources and the remainder from thermal diesel generators.