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Herat uses its first-ever solar-wind power plant

Funded by Japan, the first-ever solar and wind power plant is put into service at the industrial park in western Herat province. Costing USD 3.5mn, the project is termed Afghanistan’s “biggest” plant and benefits 15,000 families and 100 small factories

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Afghanistan hosts 2-day international summit on energy in Dubai

Afghanistan is hosting a 2-day international summit in Dubai city with an aim to attract investors in the energy sector of Afghanistan. Organized by the US Embassy in Kabul and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the

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Afghan delegation participates at solar energy fair in Germany to attract investment

An Afghan delegation led by Deputy Minister of Energy and Water, Aman Ghalib, is attending the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry in Munich, Germany. Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers

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ADB approves $ 1.2bn in grants to bolster Afghan energy sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $ 1.2bn to address the Afghan energy security over the next decade. The aid will be distributed in tranches to help build a reliable energy sector as the demand for it is growing

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Afghanistan invites India to invest in energy sector

An Afghan delegation attended the India-Afghanistan Renewable Energy Summit on August 6th in New Delhi, India. The summit was organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in collaboration with the Afghan government, Afghanistan Renewable Energy

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Afghanistan to build its first ever power plant

Afghanistan is going to have its first ever power plant that is set to be built in Mazar-e-Sharif, capital of northern Balkh province. Costing USD 75mn, the power plant is expected to be capable of generating 50 megawatts of electricity.

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Afghan Government and international donors meet to promote renewable energies

Around 30 representatives from the Afghan Government and the donors met on Wednesday to review the achievements the renewable energy sector had reached in Afghanistan in the past year. Opening the meeting, Energy and Water Deputy Minister Ghulam Faroq Qazizada

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Germany hands over two Badakhshan hydro power schemes to Afghan partners

The German Government officially handed over two small hydro power schemes in Badakhshan province to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water on Tuesday. The power schemes will be operated and maintained by Afghanistan’s national power company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat

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Minister of Energy & Water sees huge potential for green energy in Afghanistan

Afghan Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Aref Noorzai said his ministry was working to improve sustainable energy services for the country. A workshop was held from 11 to 13 February in Kabul to promote decentralization of the Ministry’s renewable energy

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Minister of Energy & Water sees huge potential for green energy in Afghanistan

Afghan Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Aref Noorzai said his ministry was working to improve sustainable energy services for the country. A workshop was held from 11 to 13 February in Kabul to promote decentralization of the Ministry’s renewable energy

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Afghanistan attends CAREC conference in Kazakhstan

The 12th Ministerial Meeting was held in Astana, Kazakhstan, to review the progress made in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) priority areas and discuss strategies to guide the CAREC program in promoting “integrated transport and trade”. The members of

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Afghanistan becomes 54th member of the Energy Charter Treaty

Afghanistan became the 54th member of the Energy Charter Treaty–a step that reinforces the conditions for the development of Afghanistan’s energy sector and promotes greater regional economic cooperation in Central and South Asia. Afghanistan imports electricity from neighboring countries and

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Afghan Ministry of Energy and Water approaches World Bank to fund Shahtoot Dam

Ministry of Water and Energy officials announced that the designing process of Shahtoot Dam is completed and the constructing process of the dam will begin soon. “We have approached the World Bank to cooperate with us on the construction of

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USD 1mn power project to be implemented across Afghanistan

Water and Energy Minister Ismail Khan announced Wednesday that a major power project providing cheap electricity to residents across the country would be implemented at a total cost of USD 1mn. The project, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),

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Tajikistan to double electricity export to Afghanistan

Tajikistan’s national energy company, known as Barki Tojik, reported Thursday that electricity export to Afghanistan would increase to 1.1 KW per hour, indicating a more than 100% increase from the current level of power import. The agreement followed Tajik-Afghan negotiations

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Afghanistan signs contracts for the construction of dams with FAO

The contract for construction of small power and irrigation dams was signed between Afghan Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail and Food and Agriculture Organization representative Ousmane Guindo in Kabul on Sunday. Japanese government has pledged to fund the

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Update on Afghanistan’s dams and their power generation capacity

According to Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan will need 3,000 MW of electricity by 2020 (less than 7 years). There are dams that can produce over 18,000 MW of electricity that you can read about here. How much electricity

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Third turbine of Naghlu power Dam repaired

The third turbine of the Naghlu power dam was repaired and reactivated in the Sarobi district of Kabul on Tuesday. The World Bank signed the dam’s rehabilitation project, worth USD 40mn, with a Russian company in 2007. The reactivation of

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Water and Energy Minister wins trust of the parliament

Water and Energy Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan won vote confidence of the parliamentarians, with only 32 out of 174 MPs voting against him. Minister Khan was summoned by the lawmakers for his public statement of distributing weapons and establishing the

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Emphasis on Afghanistan’s water management system

A 10-day training program on climate change and water resource is organized in Kabul by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Representatives from Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and the Maldives are attending the program.

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International community does not want construction of major hydroelectric dams in Afghanistan- Energy Minister Ismail Khan

Officials from the Ministry of Energy and Water say that the world community has not contributed to the construction of major hydroelectric dams in Afghanistan. The officials claim that donor countries are not interested in continuing their financial aid for

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Power project installed in Parwan province

Breshna Sherkat installed a power project, involving the installation of five transformers, in the central province of parwan. The project, funded by the US Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), benefits 3,000 families in five villages of Chikal valley on the outskirts

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Water & energy sector in critical situation

A shortage water reservoirs and sharing of the precious, but depleting, resource with neighbours have created a critical situation for the country’s water and energy sector. At a ceremony marking International Water Day in Kabul, Water and Energy Minister Mohammad

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Water & energy sector in critical situation

A shortage water reservoirs and sharing of the precious, but depleting, resource with neighbours have created a critical situation for the country’s water and energy sector. At a ceremony marking International Water Day in Kabul, Water and Energy Minister Mohammad

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