Third wind turbine erected in Afghanistan

Monday, 21 August 2017 02:34 Written by  Heart of Asia Published in Economy Read 203 times

Afghan authorities said on Sunday that the country's third wind turbine to generate electricity was erected in the western province of Herat.

The turbine will generate 100 kilowatts of electricity, the Ministry of Energy and Water said.

It is part of a project to produce 2 megawatts of electricity including also from solar.

Of the 2 MW, 1.7MW will be generated from solar energy, with 5320 panels, while the remaining 300 megawatts will be generated from wind, with three turbines.

The project is estimated to cost $3.5 million, which is provided by Japan.

Afghanistan’s power supply remains vulnerable and the country is largely reliant on imports.

President Ashrarf Ghani has said that Afghanistan is capable of producing 316,000 MW of electricity from hydropower, solar and wind.