Renewable Energy Development in Afghanistan (2015-2017)

Client: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The technical assistance aimed to support the development of a renewable energy roadmap and renewable energy projects, and increase the institutional capacity to plan and implement renewable energy projects. The outputs of this assignment are – Roadmap for renewable energy development in Afghanistan to achieve the RE policy targets of 5000 MW of generation by 2032; pre-feasibilities of representative projects including 100 MW solar power park, diesel- solar –hybrids, mini-grids for off-grid areas and Kabul solar roof-top project; and organisation of capacity building programmes and workshops. The Roadmap comprises of mapping of RE potential; decision tool to assess and prioritise renewable energy opportunities; benchmarking of costs of RE technologies in Afghanistan; financing options; assessment of barriers faced by public and private sectors in the development of RE sector, project development action plan to remove the barriers, criteria to select project sites, etc.