AFREC’s energy balance 2020 show that, Namibia’s electricity is mostly generated from hydropower that takes up 93% of the total electricity generated. Other sources include fossil thermal and solar/wind at 4% and 3% respectively. Namibia has one of the largest uranium resource not only in Africa but also in the world. Recently, the government has shown interest in adding nuclear energy into its energy mix to join countries like South Africa.

Biomass production resources are low due to Kalahari Desert covering large areas of Namibia. Biomass use in the country is generally confined to traditional rural household usage. The country does not have any indigenous sources of oil, coal or natural gas. There is no oil refinery and as a result, all refined petroleum products are imported represent 1,514 ktoe.

Key Figures

2,49 M
Population (2019)
5,03 kus$
GDP/capita (2019)
50,20 GJ/capita
Energy Consumption/Pop. (2018)
2,94 Mtoe
Total Primary Energy Supply (2018)
2,71 Mtoe
Total Final Consumption (2018)
14,30 Mus$ 2010
GDP (2019)