Nored’s tariff increased by 11.6pc

ONGWEDIVA: The Northern Regional Electricity Distributor (Nored)’s tariff increased by 11.6 per cent as from Tuesday this week.

The company’s public relations officer, Herman Ngasia told Nampa yesterday the increased tariff will translate to N.dollars 1.61 per electricity unit from the previous N.dollar 1.51 per unit.

Last year, the company increased its tariff by 10.6 per cent.

Ngasia, at the same time, encouraged electricity users in Nored’s areas of operation to use the electricity sparingly, especially during peak hours – from 18h00 to 21h00.

A statement issued last Friday said Nored’s new tariff is below the national bulk supplier’s (NamPower) average increase of 13 per cent.

Nored was the first regional electricity distribution company to be established in Namibia.

The company was founded in 2001, and was granted a 25-year operation licence by the ECB to distribute electricity from NamPower to consumers in the northern regions of Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshikoto, as well as Opuwo in the Kunene Region and the north-eastern parts of the country.