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Afghanistan, Central Asia finalize CASA-1000 power purchase deal

Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan agreed in principle the terms and conditions of the CASA-1000 power purchase deal. A resolution to this effect was signed in Washington on Wednesday at a meeting organized by the World Bank with support from

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Solar experts call for investments in Afghanistan’s solar power

A number of solar power analysts have called on the government and private sector to enhance investment in Afghanistan’s solar power sectors. Having 300 days of sunlight, Afghanistan exhibits a strong potential for solar power. Experts believe Afghanistan has the

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Solar experts call for investments in Afghanistan's solar power

A number of solar power analysts have called on the government and private sector to enhance investment in Afghanistan’s solar power sectors. Having 300 days of sunlight, Afghanistan exhibits a strong potential for solar power. Experts believe Afghanistan has the

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DABS installs 2 new electricity transformers in Herat

Afghanistan’s electricity company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), installed two new electricity transformers in western Herat province. Funded by DABS, the project was implemented at a cost of 117mn AFN. DABS CEO Abdul Razique Samadi hoped the transformers would help

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Powerful Afghans lose electricity for not paying their bills

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), Afghanistan’s national electricity company, has disconnected the electricity lines of many customers, including a number of powerful figures, for not paying their electricity bills. The officials said DABS would not be able to pay the

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Kandahar’s power department loses 20mn AFN every month

Kandahar’s power department officials claimed that the department faces millions of losses every month, as some government agencies and citizens refuse to pay their electricity bills to the authorities. Head of the Department Eng. Sayed Rasool said his department generates

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Affordable electricity for more than 26,000 people in Badakhshan province

On Thursday, 25th April 2013, two energy projects were handed over to the Afghan Minis-try of Energy and Water (MEW) in Yaftal District of Badakhshan Province. The electricity projects in the villages of Farghambol and Nalan supply reliable electricity at

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Afghan electric company struggles to make powerful customers pay

How do you collect a $200,000 electricity bill from an Afghan warlord? Try cutting him off from the grid. Then turn off your cell phone so he can’t yell at you. General Rashid Dostum – one of Afghanistan’s most powerful

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Ghazni province pushes for the reconstruction of Band-e-Sultan Dam

A delegation from Ghazni province held talks with Maidan Wardak’s governor, Abdul Majeed Khogyani, and urged for a speedy reconstruction of Band-e-Sultan Dam. Band-e-Sultan Dam is situated in the Jaghatu district of Wardak province, 40km northwest of Ghazni. Ghazni’s provincial

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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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Tajikistan to export one billion kilowatt hours of electricity to Afghanistan

Head of Barki Tochik state energy Abdullo Yeroz announced Wednesday at a press conference in Dushanbe that Tajikistan is planning to export more than one billion kilowatt hours of electricity to Afghanistan in 2013. Tajikistan experiences electricity shortages of about

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Germany to fund wind power plans in Afghanistan

The German government has pledged to provide financial aid for the establishment of wind power plans in Afghanistan. An agreement has been signed for this matter between Afghan Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail Khan and Germany’s David Hanckock,

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America wants the construction of Kajaki dam to be completed by 2015

With the withdrawal date of foreign forces drawing closer, the United States of America is considering to initiate the construction of one of the major infrastructure projects in Helmand province. The project is the Kajaki dam project which was envisaged

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Tajikistan supplied over 90mn kv of electricity in Oct-Nov

According to Dushanbe’s news agency, Tajikistan supplied more than 90mn kWh of electrical power to Afghanistan. Findings of the monthly report for December 2012, Monitoring & Early Warning in Tajikistan, show that 42.0m kWh of electricity was supplied to Afghanistan

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Jawzjan’s representative abstains from the parliament until the demands of his people are met

Dr. Inayatullah Farahmand, Representative of Jawzjan, has been absent in the Parliament since the past week and has said he would continue to abstain until the problems of his people in Jawzjan are solved. According to Dr. Farahmand, the government

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Power project in Nangarhar completed

Cabinet ministers, parliamentarians, members of provincial council and DABS CEO attended the inaugural ceremony of the power project in Nangarhar on Saturday. The project transfers electricity from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar and Laghamn provinces. Addressing the gathering, Water and

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Installation of solar streetlights in Shiberghan

Installation of solar energy streetlights in Shiberghan, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, was executed on Sunday. According to the city’s Mayor Mohammad Hussain Saleh, 481 poles would be erected along road that will benefit thousands of shopkeepers. A number

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Power project in Nangarhar to be completed soon

A power extension cable from Naghlu dam to eastern Nangarhar would be completed soon, Director of Water and Energy Mohibullah Momand said on Sunday. The project was due to be completed five months ago, but due to insecurity the project

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Kandahar University Goes Solar

Embassy of the United States-The main university in southern Kandahar province is using solar energy for electricity with the assistance of the American University of Arizona, officials said Sunday. Abdul Tawab, deputy head of science at Kandahar University, said that

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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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22 power towers launched

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) inaugurated 22 power towers in Kabul and provinces of Kapisa and Parwan. DABS CEO Abdul Razique Samadi, speaking at the inauguration ceremony of one of the towers, said 22 power towers are opened in the

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