JCM Power is an Independent Power Producer (IPP) dedicated to accelerating social, economic and environmental sustainability in growth markets through the development, construction and operation of renewable energy facilities and HVDC transmission lines. JCM Power establishes long-term partnerships with local communities, governments, and financial institutions to build and operate clean energy projects in growth markets. One such growth market is Malawi where JCM is currently developing two projects with a combined generation capacity of 80 MW and 5MW BESS (Battery Energy Storage System).
JCM Power has developed a 60 MW AC (75.6 MW DC) solar Photovoltaic (PV) project in the Salima district of the Republic of Malawi. A 20-year PPA has been negotiated with the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited (ESCOM) and the project is currently in the final stages of construction with commissioning occurring in Q2 of 2021. The project is co-owned by JCM Power, FMO and InfraCo Africa..
The Salima project will give a significant boost to Malawi’s installed capacity by approximately 15%and will have a significant impact to the peoples of Malawi and help further diversify the country’s energy mix.
At community level, the Project employs a significant number of community members (300-400) during construction and up to 50 people during operations. The Project is also directly benefiting approximately 2,500 community members through various socio-economic development plans.
Golomoti Solar Project
JCM Power has been developing a 20 MW AC (28.5 MW DC) solar photovoltaic project in the Golomoti district of the Republic of Malawi since 2017. A 20-year PPA has been negotiated with the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited (ESCOM) and the project is currently under construction with operations expected to begin in January 2022 . The project is majority-owned by JCM Power while InfraCo Africa owns a minority stake. The project will also see the deployment of a 5MW / 10 MWh Battery Energy Storage System, which will further increase power reliability. of Golomoti as an intermittent resource in Malawi’s generation mix. The project will supply power to approximately 500,000 people and will employ hundreds of community members during construction.