Afghanistan imports 100 megawatts of electricity from Iran to tackle electricity crisis

Afghanistan imports 100 megawatts of electricity from Iran to tackle electricity crisis

Officials from Afghanistan's state power company said they had signed off on imports of 100 megawatts of electricity from Iran to tackle the electricity crisis in several provinces.

Ummatimes - Da Afghanistan official Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the Afghan company that regulates electricity supply, said imported electricity would be distributed in Herat, Farah and Nimroz provinces.

"We bought 100 megawatts of electricity from Iran, which reached Herat, Farah and Nimroz provinces," DABS spokesman Hekmatullah Noorzai told TOLO News, November 11, 2021.

A number of residents said they were worried about the lack of electricity in the capital and province, especially during winter. They said they faced frequent power outages in winter and urged DABS to address the issue.

"The electricity is always out and sometimes very weak," said Sayed Mohammad, a resident of Herat province.

"In winter, compared to other times, there is an urgent need for electricity so that people can solve their problems," said Nisar Ahmad Mohammadi, a resident of Nimroz.

Residents in the capital also said they were worried about the electricity shortage but called on the Taliban-controlled Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to provide electricity in a sustainable manner.

"In winter, power cuts increase, and wood and coal are expensive this season. People face a lot of problems," said Mohammad Jan, a resident of Kabul.

Previously, DABS officials said Afghanistan needed 850 megawatts of electricity per year, and 620 megawatts imported from neighboring countries and 230 megawatts supplied from domestic sources.