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January 5, 2022

Naghlu, Afghanistan

By Carmen

Naghlu is a 100MW hydro power project. It is located on Kabul and Panjshir Rivers river/basin in Kabul, Afghanistan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1965.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 100 100 Active Kabul, Afghanistan


Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat and Ministry of Energy and Water, Afghanistan are currently owning the project.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 550 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 61m. Naghlu underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2014.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1965.

Contractors Involved

Technopromexport was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Ukrainian Energy Machines was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 25MW nameplate capacity.

Energomash supplied 4 electric generators for the project.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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