The Directorate is responsible for the enforcement of the
White Paper on Energy Policy of 1998.
The Directorate consists of 3 divisions:
The Directorate enforces the compliance of legal requirements of energy legislation
(Electricity Act, 2007)
and regulations and researches new and renewable sources of energy.
The Directorate conducts functions such as:
- Administration of the National Energy Fund
- Administration of the Solar Revolving Fund
- Implementation of Rural Electrification
- Implementation of Off-Grid Energisation Master Plan
The mandate of the Energy directorate is to ensure the adequate and affordable energy supply in a sustainable manner
taking advantage of our natural resources in support of the nation's socio-economic development.
- Security of Supply: To secure sufficient and reliable supply of sustainable energy support to
the growing needs and the Government's endeavour to develop new industry.
- Social Upliftment: Redress inequalities in provision of energy supplies, all households shall have
access to affordable and appropriate energy supplies.
- Economic Competitiveness / Economic / Efficiency: Ensure that increases of energy supply and utilization
are sustainable, competitive and economic efficient.
- Effective Energy Sector Governance: Namibia will have energy sector governance in operation, which undertake
effective planning, is flexible in its approach, and which have adequate staff resources.
- Investment and Growth: Namibia will endeavour to achieve a high level of investor confidence in the energy
sector, resulting in fixed inward investment and economic benefits for the country.
- Sustainability: Namibia will move towards the sustainable use of natural resources for energy production and
consumption as far as economically possible.