Reconstruction Aid - Energy InfrastructureEnlarge image Improved electricity infrastructure helps power residences and businesses--and weddings--in Kabul. (© picture-alliance / Ton Koene)
Since 2002, Germany has provided more than 120 million Euro for improving energy supply in Afghanistan. In addition to investments in the North Eastern Power System, German assistance focuses on renewable energies such as hydropower. For an improved power supply in urban and rural areas hydropower plants have been rehabilitated, expanded and sustainabl eoperating structures established. With German support, the hydropower plants Mahipar and Sarobi were rehabilitated. These power plants are now supplying about 800,000 people in the Kabul region with electricity. The commissioning of two substations in Mazar-e Sharif and in Pol-e Khumri has improved power supply for a further 300,000 people. The goal of the German development initiative for Afghanistan in the energy sector is to reach some 2 million people in northern Afghanistan by the end of 2013.