Afghanistan annually imports 300-320 Megawatt of electricity on average from Tajikistan, but it has been proved not to be enough, particularly in winter seasons.
“Based on the agreement made with Tajikistan, we can import up to 400 Megawatt of electricity with the two circuits passing through Salang pass” said CEO of Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherket, Qudratullah Delawari.
Afghanistan generates only 25 percent of the required energy of internal resources and the country heavily relies on power imports from its neighboring countries including Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran.
“Afghanistan going forward to be a power generative country than being importer if we use our natural resources in efficient manner,” said a member of parliament, Massouda Karokhi.
DABS officials also said they are in talks with Tajik authorities to reduce the price of electricity importing to Afghanistan.