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CEM Cements Relationship With Partner Organization, CES

Just like on any other day, Community Energy Malawi (CEM), met with its partner organization, Community Energy Scotland (CES) on Friday, September 1, 2018 to further discuss on how they can continue working together. The meeting took place at CEM’s offices in Lilongwe. In a partnership that is now six years, the two organizations shared ideas on how to further work together.

The meeting had all CEM staff members led by its Country Director, Edgar Kapiza Bayani with CES being represented by Mark Hull, Rona MacKay and Gillian Wilson. Led by CEM, the three went and visited some projects across the country like in Nya Mvuu and Mandrade Energy Kiosk in Chikwawa, Kasangazi Mini Hydro in Mzimba and Sitolo in Mchinji where CEM is about to roll out another Mini Grid.

Presently, the two organizations are about to collaborate in the Powering Isolated Territories with Hydrogen Power Systems (PITCHES) project. The project aims to integrate with the pre-existing Surf ‘n’ Turf and BIG HIT projects in Orkney as a basis for assessing the market potential for renewable hydrogen systems serving remote communities, including those in sub-Saharan Africa, Malawi in particular.

Speaking during the meeting, Mark Hull recognized the cordial relationship that has existed over the years between the two organizations. He also praised CEM's capacity in delivering its projects and predicted a bright future in other coming project partnerships. In conclusion, Mark said that the two will continue working together, especially in the recent PITCHES project for Malawi to explore the potential of renewable hydrogen systems.