Afghanistan : Renewable Energy Development
The TA aims to increase share of renewable energy in Afghanistan by developing a roadmap, developing hybrid wind/solar/diesel renewable energy projects, and increasing the necessary institutional capacity in the country. The TA will build on previous work and complement ongoing efforts of MEW and other development partners that will contribute to and benefit from ADB's broader Clean Energy and Energy for All programs.
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|Renewable Energy Development
|Country / Economy
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount
|Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change
|Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector
Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform
|No gender elements
|The TA aims to increase share of renewable energy in Afghanistan by developing a roadmap, developing hybrid wind/solar/diesel renewable energy projects, and increasing the necessary institutional capacity in the country. The TA will build on previous work and complement ongoing efforts of MEW and other development partners that will contribute to and benefit from ADB's broader Clean Energy and Energy for All programs.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
|Afghanistan is a net energy and electricity importer. While renewable energy and fossil fuel resources exist, exploitation is still in its infancy. The growing demand is met by electricity imports which represented 78% of total supply in 2013. By 2032, demand is forecast to reach 3,500 MW and electric consumption 18,400 GWh. Meeting this demand requires all viable import and domestic sources to be developed and corresponding transmission lines and distribution systems to be expanded together with mini grids and off grids systems where grid cannot be extended in the near future.
Increased access to renewable energy in Afghanistan
|Description of Outcome
Increased readiness for renewable energy development investments, both public and private, in Afghanistan
|Progress Toward Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
Renewable energy road map for Afghanistan developed
Report on renewable energy resource and technology assessment in identified areas completed
Capacity to plan and implement renewable energy projects improved
Start up activities for Renewable energy road map implemented.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
- The renewable energy road map was completed and presented to the government in May 2017, and was officially adopted in June 2017.
- Assessments were made for four proposed sites, with four pre-feasibility studies completed.
- Several training seminars/workshops and a symposium have been conducted to improve capacity to implement energy projects. Specialized software were also purchased and EA staff were trained to utilize these.
- Road map implementation activities have been initiated, with the 20 MW Naghlu Solar Power Project, due for ADB approval in September 2017, as a first activity.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The TA will be monitored through regular reporting and soliciting feedback from key stakeholders. The TA progress and outcomes will be regularly discussed with all relevant stakeholders and development partners involved in renewable energy programs.
|The consulting firm engaged under the CDTA was mobilized in Q3 2015, while the international individual expert (Solar) was mobilized in Q1 2016. Two additional international experts (solar and procurement) were also engaged in Q4 2016. The experts were engaged using ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers (2013, as amended from time to time).
|The procurement of equipment will be in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).
|Responsible ADB Officer
|Responsible ADB Department
|Central and West Asia Department
|Responsible ADB Division
|Energy Division, CWRD
|30 Oct 2014
|12 Dec 2014
|Last Review Mission
|Last PDS Update
|26 Sep 2017
|12 Dec 2014
|06 Jan 2015
|06 Jan 2015
|30 Jun 2017
|31 Dec 2017
|31 Jan 2018
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization
|17 Jun 2022
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