Welcome to Mpatamanga, a transformational hydropower project for Malawi

By harnessing the power of the Shire River, the project will double the installed hydropower capacity in Malawi by providing 1.55 TWh/year of renewable and affordable energy.

358 MW

TOTAL GENERATION
CAPACITY

272.5 hm³

MAIN RESERVOIR
CAPACITY

1,545 GWh

TOTAL ANNUAL
GENERATION

55m

MAIN DAM
HEIGHT

How it Works

The Mpatamanga Hydro Power Plant (MHPP) Project will generate electricity by harnessing the power of flowing water and the change in elevation of the Shire River. The project will construct two dams, in series, along the Shire River, located between two existing hydropower facilities.

The main dam will be built across the river to store water and create a reservoir. To generate electricity, the stored water is released in a controlled manner from the reservoir (during peak electricity demand) it flows downhill, due to gravity, through large tunnels into the main power station.

 

About our company

Mpatamanga Hydro Power Limited (MHPL) is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) established in 2022 to develop, finance, construct, own and operate a hydropower project on the Shire River at Mpatamanga Gorge under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model with the Government of Malawi (GoM) owning a 30% shareholding. The Project capitalizes on the advantages of a PPP, eliminating the constraints on public resources, while at the same time fostering economic growth in the region.

 

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