NamPower is the national power utility company of Namibia. NamPower was founded in 1964 as the "South West Africa Water and Electricity Corporation" (SWAWEK) by the government of South Africa. Its offices are located in Windhoek. The early history of the company revolves around the Kunene River hydroelectric project.
NamPower operates 3 major electricity generating facilities:
- Ruacana Hydro on the Kunene River at Ruacana at the Angolan border - 240 MW
- Van Eck Thermal Plant in Windhoek, powered by coal - 120 MW
- Paratus Thermal Plant, powered by diesel - 18 MW - mainly a standby station