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Cenored increases electricity tariff by 7,6%

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The Central North Regional Electricity Distributor (Cenored) has announced that it is increasing its electricity rates by 7,6% from the start of July.

The increase follows on an electricity tariff hike of 9% by the national power utility, NamPower.

Cenored spokesperson Chali Matengu said the increase comes after the Electricity Control Board (ECB) granted Cenored an average tariff increase of 7,6% and 7,3% for the Cenored Okahandja joint venture, respectively.

“Though this increase is effective from 1 July 2023, it will only be effected on prepaid customers as from 3 July,” Matengu said.

In May, the ECB announced an increase in bulk electricity tariffs by 8,97%, from N$1,8222 per kilowatt hour (kWh) to N$1,9856 per kWh for the 2023/24 period, from the start of July 2023.

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