Power has started flowing in the newly erected 400 kilovolt power lines which originates from Phombeya sub station.
The Millennium Challenge Account Malawi contracted Indian engineering company Kalapataru to erect the high voltage lines under the $350 million MCC energy compact.
According to communication from the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom), Kalapataru powered the overhead lines on Wednesday this week.
The development comes three months after completion of the MCC energy compact
The 400 KV line runs from Phombeya power station to Bwengu in the northern region through Nkhoma in Lilongwe.
The line is a boost from the 66 KV lines that the country has been using which are said to be costing Escom a lot in power losses as their capacity is small to transmit high voltage.