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The growth of the Da Afghanisan Breshna Sherkat over the years

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The growth of the Da Afghanisan Breshna Sherkat over the years

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) is an independent and autonomous company established under The Corporation and Limited Liabilities Law of Afghanistan.

Incorporated on 04 May 2008, DABS replaced Da Afghanistan Breshna Moassassa (DABM) and is serving since then as the nation’s main power utility.

Its equity shares are owned entirely by the government entities.

DABS shares

DABS has witnessed a tremendous growth in its number of customers nation-wide, with the household sector forming the majority of the customers.

The expansion of customers has pushed DABS to increase its imports in order to be able to meet the demands for electricity in the nation.

The energy import in MWH is forecasted to hit over 3 million in 2013 at a cost of USD 170mn.

Enhancement of capacity within DABS has enabled it to attract the trust of donors to assist energy infrastructure through DABS. DABS has undertaken several major projects, including the Design, Supply and Installation Of:

  • Arghandi – Qarabagh 220 Kv Transmission  Line And Three Substation Projects
  • Qarabagh- Qalat 220 Kv Transmission  Line And Three Substation Projects
  • Zabul – Kandahar City 220 Kv Transmission  Line And four Substation Projects
  • Transmission line of 220 kV from the Chimtala substation to Kabul South West substation
  • Construction of the new substation 220 kV at  South West of Kabul.
  • Distribution network in Kabul South West (Dasht Barchi & Arghandi) for 40,000 household
  • 500 kV transmission line from the TURK border to Andkhoy and Sheberghan..
  • 220 kV transmission line from Sheberghan to Mazar.
  • Construction of 220 KV substations in Sheberghan and Andkhoy.
  • Expansion of 220 KV substation in Mazar
  • Distribution network in Logar and Gardez

Two decades of warfare have left the country’s power grid badly damaged. As of 2012, approximately 36% of the total Afghan population has access to 24-hour electricity but in the capital Kabul the number is 70%.

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