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 5% for NamPower for 2018/2019. In line with national increases, Erongo RED is also forced to adjust its tariffs to remain sustainable. Effective 1 July 2018, new tariffs will be passed on to residential and business customers within Erongo Region once they have been approved by electricity Control Board of Namibia (ECB).
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.
Mr. Fessor Mbango
Chief Executive Officer