Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Between 2000 and 2016, the number of people with electricity increased from 78 to 87 percent, and the numbers without electricity dipped to just below one billion.

Yet as the population continues to grow, so will the demand for cheap energy, and an economy reliant on fossil fuels is creating drastic changes to our climate.

Investing in solar, wind and thermal power, improving energy productivity, and ensuring energy for all is vital if we are to achieve SDG 7 by 2030.

Expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology to provide clean and more efficient energy in all countries will encourage growth and help the environment.

Facts and Figures


50.4% of Namibian households (HHs) nationwide have access to electricity


About 75% in Urban areas have access to energy


While only 24% in Rural households have access to electricity in their homes (2015)

Indicators and Results

7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.

  • (T) Town
  • (U) Urban
  • (R) Rural

7.1.1 Proportion of population with access to electricity

National Definition – Households using electricity for lighting (solar, generator or grid)

7.1.2 Proportion of population with primary reliance on clean fuels and technology

National Definition – UN SDG Definition

7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

7.2.1 Renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption

National Definition – UN SDG Definition

7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

7.3.1 Energy intensity measured in terms of primary energy and GDP

National Definition – Energy intensity level of primary energy