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November 19, 2019

Salang Tunnel, which is the only access in the eastern Afghanistan for commercial route, linking Afghanistan to Central Asia. The tunnel is a strategic asset through which over 80 percent of Afghanistan’s north-south commerce passes.

November 19, 2019

The 25 megawatt (MW) Herat Wind Farm will demonstrate the commercial viability of generating affordable, reliable, and accessible power from wind resources in northwest Afghanistan. The private sector Independent Power Producer (IPP), 77 Construction, will design, build, own, operate, and maintain the 25 MW Wind Farm in Herat for 20 years under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the Afghan national electric utility.  As part of USAID’s effort to create opportunities to support private sector investment, USAID will cost-share the project with the IPP, contributing $23 million of the $43 million project cost. The power produced by the wind farm will help meet the residential and commercial energy needs of up to 300,000 Afghan citizens and businesses.

November 19, 2019

Salang Tunnel, which is the only access in the eastern Afghanistan for commercial route, linking Afghanistan to Central Asia. The tunnel is a strategic asset through which over 80 percent of Afghanistan’s north-south commerce passes. The Salang Tunnel Substation located at an elevation of over 3,600 meters, provides 4 MW of low-cost, reliable power for all weather operation of the tunnel and the surrounding villages of Parwan Province. The project is a joint venture between a Turkish and an Afghan company, working as a DABS contractor.

November 19, 2019

The 10 megawatt (MW) Kandahar Photovoltaic Power Plant is the first-ever private-sector investment in Afghanistan’s renewable energy sector and began commercial operation on October 16, 2019. USAID provided $10 million in incentive funds, by employing an innovative reverse auction platform, to select an Independent Power Producer (IPP) to build, own, and operate the plant.

November 19, 2019

The 25 megawatt (MW) Herat Wind Farm will demonstrate the commercial viability of generating affordable, reliable, and accessible power from wind resources in northwest Afghanistan. The private sector Independent Power Producer (IPP), 77 Construction, will design, build, own, operate, and maintain the 25 MW Wind Farm in Herat for 20 years under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the Afghan national electric utility.

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