International Support for Village Renewable Energy Survey for Afghanistan – focus on Micro Hydropower (MHP)

Only one third of the population of Afghanistan has access to electricity; hence, The Afghanistan Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW), aims to meet the energy demands across the country by supporting and encouraging the use of Renewable Energy (RE). The GIZ Program’s Output 4 is mainly addressing climate change as well as boosting the productive use of renewable energy in Afghanistan through sustainable energy and ecosystem management. GIZ-ESIP develops technical concepts for fostering the production levels of SMEs as a result of renewable energy implementation in rural municipalities.

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Country:

Afghanistan


Project Period:

23.09.2020 to 15.08.2021


Services Provided:

Consultancy: review and evaluation of survey tool and data, knowledge product development such as district and MHP factsheets


Name of Client(s)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


Name of Partner Organisation(s) :

intec GOPA – International Energy Consultants GmbH


Name of Staff involved and functions performed:

Dr. Hedi Feibel, Expert MHP
Wesley Wojtas, Project Coordinator

Description of the Project:

Objective: Roll out an evaluation method to increase income generation in SMEs that guarantee cost-covering operation of renewable energy systems (e.g. existing micro hydropower, PV/hybrid standalone systems) in rural municipalities. A consortium of international specialists act as external data evaluators, quality assurers and technical solution advisers on data collected from the GIZ RE Survey conducted in the Afghanistan Provinces of Badakhshan, Takhar and Bamyan.

Services provided by Skat: Reviewing the survey and evaluating its data in synchrony with intec. Skat’s assigned focus is micro-hydropower (MHP) and project coordination and its objective is to create fact sheets for each district and MHP site surveyed.

Activities:

  1. Review survey tooi
  2. Kick-off and introductory training in addition to progress calls and international team meetings
  3. Review of and recommendation to the evaluation of survey data
  4. Creation of district and MHP fact sheets