The Northern Electricity Distributor (Nored) announced an 11.1 percent electricity tariff increase, which went into effect from July 1.
Last year the electricity distributor increased its electricity tariff by only a mere 3.5 percent.
The increase was approved by the Electricity Control Board (ECB), the regulatory body of electricity pricing in Namibia.
Nored’s public relations officer Herman Ngasia said the tariff increase still remains below NamPower’s average increase of 16.71 percent.
“Whereas N$100 would have got you 57 units, the N$100 purchase will now get you 51.5 units,” said Ngasia.
The electricity distributor has also separated the business prepaid tariff from the domestic prepaid tariff.
In the meantime, Nored continues with the roll-out of a support tariff that will assist pensioners and other vulnerable consumers in reducing the impact of high electricity tariffs.
According to Ngasia, Nored will continue to ensure affordable electricity for all its consumers through the rendering of effective service with high standards and improvements.