30 March 2015 2015 02:55 AM GMT

Malawi Gets US Grant for Hydroelectric Project Study

The US Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to the Malawi government to fund a feasibility study to support the development of a hydropower plant in the Nkhata Bay District in the country’s Northern Region.

The grant was made to the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy, which  has selected Water Wheel International, a U.S. hydropower developer headquartered in Bedford, Texas, to carry out the feasibility study.  The first phase of the hydropower project on the Luweya River  will consist of a 15-megawatt run-of-river system, which could be expanded in a second phase to 35MW using Water Wheel system.

“This grant represents an important step forward in expanding business linkages between Malawi and the United States and our on-going partnership in the energy sector,” said US Charge d’Affaires Michael Gonzales of the grant signing ceremony.  “The project will also benefit from – and expand upon – the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s infrastructure development and power sector reform projects, which are improving the availability, reliability and quality of Malawi’s electric power supply.”

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