The Electricity Control Board (ECB) is a statutory regulatory authority established in 2000 under the Electricity Act 2 of 2000; which has subsequently been repealed by the Electricity Act, 4 of 2007.
Review of National Energy Policies
The Ministry of Mines & Energy has announced that the process of reviewing the White Paper on Energy Policy of 1998 and drafting of Namibia’s National Energy Policy has commenced. The review process will commence with a first round of stakeholder consultations that are planned to take place during June and July 2016. For more info & registration for the first stakeholder workshop visit www.energypolicy.org.na | View Press Release
Appointment of 2015/2019 ECB Board
Mines and Energy Minister Mr. Obeth Kandjoze has appointed the following individuals to serve on the ECB board from 14 December 2015 to 13 December 2019. They are:
Mr. Gotlieb Hinda (Chairperson), Ms. Panduleni Shimutwikeni, Ms. Evangeline Nailenge, Ms. Helene Vosloo and Mr. Albertus Basson.
Net-Metering Rules Gazette
Net Metering is a methodology under which electricity is generated by a customer-generator and delivered to an electricity distribution licensee’s local distribution facilities and may be used to offset electric energy provided by the electricity distribution licensee to the consumer‐generator during an applicable billing period.
All distribution utilities shall offer net metering to customer‐generators subject to these rules and other applicable laws, rules and regulations of Namibia.
Download Net Metering Rules
[Note: The actual documents can be downloaded from the website]
Release of ESI Statistical Bulletin 2014/15
This is the third Issue of the publication. This Statistical Publication is published annually, and is based on data collected by the Electricity Control Board (ECB). This specialised bulletin is intended to give the user reliable industry-specific data not covered in existing publications in the depth and format it is presented in this bulletin.
We trust that you will find this publication useful. I would like to invite you, the user of this publication, to send us your comments and suggestions on relevance of the type and scope of data, format, and presentation of the bulletin. Your feedback and suggestions will make it even more relevant to your information needs.
Nampower Tariff Adjustment for the Financial Period 2015/2016
NamPower made an application to the ECB in terms of section 27 of the Electricity Act, (Act 4 of 2007). In its application, NamPower requested for an effective bulk tariff increase of 13.20%, an increase from N$ 1.17 to N$ 1.32 per kWh (inclusive of generation and transmission) for the financial period 2015/2016, to meet its service delivery costs and for the tariff to remain cost reflective.
Based on the facts, regulatory rules and policies, the ECB analysed and reviewed the NamPower tariff application, considered feedback from other stakeholders and decided that a 9.53% tariff increase would suffice for NamPower to cover its allowed operating costs, keep the lights on and fulfil its financial obligations. This means an effective bulk tariff increase from N$ 1.17 to N$ 1.28 per kWh.
The approved tariff adjustment is effective 01 July 2015.
Download full the press release