Pensioners urged to register for Nored support tariffs

25 July 2018 | Energy

As the Northern Regional Energy Distributor (Nored) hikes its electricity tariffs, pensioners and other customers in the same category have been urged to register with the electricity distributor to benefit from support tariffs to reduce the impact of the increased costs.

Nored reminded senior citizens and other customers, including those who are physically challenged, that it has rolled out a support tariff which currently has over 50 beneficiaries registered, to assist them not to feel the pinch of increased electricity tariffs.

This week Nored announced its Electricity Control Board approved 2018/19 tariffs registering an increase of 5.5% effective on 1 July 2018. In its statement, the utility company added: “In addition, this increase is in relation to approved NamPower tariffs adjusted at the beginning of this year to ensure a continued supply and distribute of electricity by Nored.” Nored's spokesperson Simon Lukas said that the company will continue to ensure affordable electricity for all its clients and will furthermore, continue to render effective service with high standards and constant improvements. Lukas said that the tariffs under the support tariffs category are lower than the normal tariff charges.

“Nored has established this category uniquely for pensioners and persons living with a disability. Beneficiaries for support tariffs must be registered pensioners and grant recipients from the government. Moreover, the meter of the house shall be strictly registered in the name of the beneficiary,” Lukas said.

Nored was incorporated in 2001 and it supplies electricity to regional and local authorities in the Zambezi, Kavango East and West, Kunene, Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshikoto regions.

ILENI NANDJATO

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