Northern Electrical Power System provides power in Logar Province

Afghanistan Engineer District
Published June 14, 2018
A new substation and transmission lines were inaugurated in ceremonies in May.

A new substation and transmission lines were inaugurated in ceremonies in May.

Expanded electrical grid power now serves military bases, businesses, and residents in Logar province in eastern Afghanistan.

Expanded electrical grid power now serves military bases, businesses, and residents in Logar province in eastern Afghanistan.

BAGRAM, Afghanistan – The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is expanding electrical grid power for military bases, businesses, and residents across the country. Most recently in Logar Province in eastern Afghanistan, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani inaugurated the 220kV substation during an inauguration and ribbon-cutting ceremony, held in May shortly after its completion.

This substation is part of Phase 1 of the Northern Electrical Power System (NEPS) planned to assist Afghanistan with getting access to more affordable and reliable electrical power to help improve security, the economy, and quality of life. The project, constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan District, includes the design and construction of a 70.6Km long 220kV transmission line system with 247 towers from Arghandi to Pul-e-Alam and the design and construction of a 220kV substation at Pul-e-Alam. The $39.5 million contract, awarded August 28, 2014, to Assist Consultants Inc. of Kabul, was completed May 10, 2018.

Khaama News also reported that the project will benefit area industrial parks and about 12,000 families.

The Afghan government’s power utility company, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), is responsible for energizing, operating, and maintaining the system.

The project, funded through the U.S. Defense Department’s former Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund, is one part of a multipronged and multinational effort to expand Afghanistan’s national power grid.

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