Energy Sources

Kabul city’s power delivery system is remarkably complex and 80% of its energy is imported, making Kabul highly dependent on neighboring countries. Any disruption, be it a terrorist attack or a natural disaster, leaves over 5 million inhabitants disconnected from electricity, causing significant economic impacts. As a result, over 25,000 diesel generators are used as an alternative. With a potential capacity of 318 GW of renewable energy, a combination of solar, wind, hydro, bio-mass, and geothermal, Afghanistan’s Renewable Energy Policy targets 95% of its energy production to be renewable energy by 2032. Kabul Hub will collaborate with the government and relevant private sector players to promote the adoption of smart buildings. The hub will (i) promote the adoption of new technologies and organizational changes that would reduce high dependability on unreliable energy sources and (ii) implement pilot projects with non-profit organizations.