Electricity is no longer the luxury commodity that it was decades ago; it is now an essential commodity to have in modern society. At Erongo RED we are committed to bringing this vital commodity to the end-user at an affordable rate.
We are mindful that electricity is the backbone of the local and national economy of our country and without electricity, industries such as mines and fishing companies will come to a standstill and will result in forcing thousands of people out of work. Hence, we strive to keep our electricity prices as low as possible to boost regional economy. While the electricity price continues to rise annually by an average of 18%, we have implemented measures to cushion the tariffs for pensioners and the low-income segment of our community.
The Electricity Control Board (ECB) has approved an average electricity increase of 9.53% on NamPower effective 1 July 2015. In line with national increases, Erongo RED is also forced to adjust its tariffs to remain sustainable. Effective 1 July 2015, an average increase of 7, 7% has been passed on to residential and business customers within Erongo Region.
In 2013, Erongo RED introduced the inclining block tariff system, a system that empowers its domestic customers to be in control of their electricity bills. This year, the company decided to continue with this system where the tariffs are low as N$1.24 per unit for the first 250 units, the next 500 units only for N$1.39 per unit, and N$1.65 for above 750 units. These social tariffs are currently the lowest in the country and are part of Erongo RED’s efforts to make this scarce commodity accessible to the general public while the electricity cost continues to increase.
Namibia imports the bulk of its electricity from neighbouring countries and the overall electricity consumption in Namibia continues to increase. Therefore, we appeal to all electricity users to utilize electricity wisely and efficiently.Click edit button to change this text.
Mr. R Kahimise
Chief Executive Officer