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DABS: Afghanistan Imported Electricity Problem Now Resolved

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

The Uzbekistan-imported electricity supply in 18 Afghan provinces has been restored to normal operations, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the country’s state-run electricity company announced.

DABS tweeted on Friday, the 25th of November, that the second circuit of imported electricity has been reconnected last night after the technical issue in Uzbekistan had been resolved.

According to an earlier announcement from DABS, Uzbekistan’s technical problems were to blame for load shedding and blackouts in Kabul and other Afghan provinces.

Afghanistan is heavily reliant on imported electricity, and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran, the contiguous countries, provide about 77% of Afghanistan’s electricity.

About 19% of Afghanistan’s electrical needs are satisfied by the electricity produced domestically. Thermal power plants and renewable energy sources account for 4% of domestic production, with hydropower plants producing the remaining percentage.

Kabul’s electricity, in the previous years, was only rationed during the winter season, however,  in recent years, locals have reported difficulty accessing electricity in spring, even when the domestic generation is at its peak.

Periodic power outages caused by militant groups’ repeated demolition of electricity pylons in the northern provinces of the country constituted a serious problem for power distribution in the past.

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