A happy new year to you all! I hope you celebrated the start of 2023 safely and in good spirits with family and friends. As we mark the final days of the festive season, I want to take a moment to look back on 2022 and thank you all for your contributions over the past 12 months.
2022 was another transformative year for CENORED. It was a year in which we strengthened the business further, growing our ranks by welcoming new members and rolling out important initiatives that will help to guarantee our continued success in the future.
Among these are the extensive investment programmes across various projects including signing of an Addendum with ANIREP, taking over the electricity supply of both Kombat mine and settlement, as well as investments into the peri urban electrification program.
Working together we made good progress toward our strategic goals despite significant challenges – not the least of which were ongoing disruptions from the pandemic that continues to have such a substantial impact on our own work and home lives, as well as on the lives of our customers.
I was proud to see how quickly we adapted to each new challenge and how teams from across the company collaborated with one another to make the most of every opportunity. Great examples of this include the successful launch of our first ever customer service charter and the commissioning of a 33 kv overhead power line from maroelaboom to mangetti. We also took other important steps such negotiating for a reduced tariff with ANIREP which resulted in a successful outcome. The agreement which will now see the current tariff being reduced from N$ 1.96/kWh to 1.34/kWh effective 01 March 2023. The plant capacity will now also be increased from a 5 MWp to an 11MWp with an integrated 3MW power BESS capacity, first of its kind once again in EDI. The year 2022 marked yet another historical achievement by having the 3-phase prepaid metre for farmers approved for implementation in 2023.
Over the past year you’ve all demonstrated over and over again our strengths as an organisation and made clear CENORED as whole is greater than an individual. This is because we are an ambitious team that sets high goals and a talented team that works hard to achieve them as per our slogan “GOOD @ WATT WE DO”.
The work we are doing is more relevant than ever today. The products and services we provide are an integral part of people’s lives. Our customers rely on us to keep them energised.
2023 is set to be another exciting year for us. We can look forward to working further on the many initiatives to deliver the best services and an outstanding customer experience.
I want to thank you for your continued commitment and effort. Every one of us has an important role to play in the work ahead and I’m confident that together we will achieve great things. I want to thank you for your continued commitment and effort. Every one of us has an important role to play in the work ahead and I’m confident that together we will achieve great things.
I wish you and your loved ones a happy and successful 2023!
Chief Executive Officer