Approximately 70% of Afghanistan’s total power capacity of 1,450 MW is imported from the neighboring countries. Only 34% of the coutry’s population has access to electricity, mostly in urban areas.
To meet growing energy demand and bridge shortfalls, the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is advancing a 2,000 MW renewable energy program as part of a wider green growth agenda.
In line with this agenda, the Ministry of Energy and Water is looking to identify a private investor for the development, construction and operation of up to 40 MW of grid connected solar PV installations on an IPP basis, located near Gozareh district in Herat Province.
An information brief for the project can be found here.