Afghanistan Infrastructure and Rehabilitation Services Program(IRP) written in English, Dari and Pashto
Keshim-Faizabad Road, looking upstream on Kotcha River Schoolgirls at well pumping clean water Afghan workers building part of a bridge Asphalt being laid on an Afghan road A section of North West Kabul Power Plant Aerial view of the Kajakai Dam

General Management and Administration
Gardez-Khost Road
Advisor to the Secretariat of the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Energy
Roads Operations and Maintenance / Capacity Building
Reactive Power Compensation for North East Power System (NEPS)
National Load Control Center
General Services - IRP Quick Response II
Kandahar Commercialization Advisory
Diesel Thermal Power Plant Operations and Maintenance
Bamyan-Dushi Road Design
Design and Construction of Regak Bridge in Oruzgan Province
Initial Construction of Bamyan-Dushi Road
Tarakhil Power Plant Operations and Maintenance
Reconstruction of the Keshim-Faizabad Road
Kajaki Dam Auxilliary Infrastructure and Supporting Services
General Services - Quick Response for IRP I
The Afghanistan Energy and Information Center
Road from Kajakai Dam to Ring Road
Ghazni to Gardez Road Design
Import of Power from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan
Strategic Provincial Roads in South and East Afghanistan
500/220 kV Substation for the North East Power System
Southern Strategy Road - Segment A
500 kV Transmission Line Design for North East Power System

National Load Control Center
An inside view of the control room at the National Load Control Center.
Overview. The objective of this USAID-funded project is to manage an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to install a National Load Control Center (NLCC) for the North East Power System (NEPS). The project is part of a series of ongoing proposed donor-funded projects to interconnect the northeastern areas of the country. The NLCC system will be equipped with supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and related equipment needed to enhance the reliability, effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of NEPS operations.

NEPS aims to provide least-cost energy from northern Afghanistan and its northern neighbors to Kabul and other communities in northeastern Afghanistan. The main load center for NEPS is in Kabul. Over the next several years, it is envisioned that there will be considerable growth of industrial, commercial, and residential load needs. Generation capacity around Kabul already falls short of the current demand projection, and further electricity demand additions are inevitable.

Upon completion of this project, Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS), the Afghanistan utility company, will be able to monitor data and control the various elements within the substations and power stations for the NEPS transmission system and Tarakhil power plant. This will enable a safe and efficient operation of the power supply network. In addition, it will provide instantaneous data about transmission and generation parameters, such as voltage, ampere, frequency, MV, and MVAR. This will efficiently assist operation in scheduling system maintenance and planned outage, as well as managing load shedding, restoring the network in a timely manner and intertie transfers.

Current Activities:

With the goal of accelerating construction of this project, the NLCC project has been divided into three major tasks: 1) Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), 2) NLCC Main building and 3) SCADA/RTU equipment.


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