Jaguar Over­seas so­lar project in­afghanistan

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Jaguar Over­seas, an In­dian en­gi­neer­ing, pro­cure­ment, and con­struc­tion firm, has rolled out a $20-mil­lion so­lar power project in Afghanistan with sup­port from the USAID and the Afghanistan gov­ern­ment. The 10-megawatt project will pro­vide so­lar power to more than a mil­lion cus­tomers of the Kan­da­har prov­ince, Jaguar Over­seas Ltd (JOL). The en­gi­neer­ing, pro­cure­ment, and con­struc­tion (EPC) firm said it would be Afghanistan’s first tar­iff-based so­lar power plant. As part of the ar­range­ment, JOL has signed a 15-year power pur­chase agree­ment with DABS, an in­de­pen­dent and au­ton­o­mous com­pany es­tab­lished un­der The Cor­po­ra­tions and Lim­ited Li­a­bil­i­ties Law of Afghanistan, en­trusted with op­er­at­ing and man­ag­ing elec­tric power gen­er­a­tion, im­port, trans­mis­sion, and dis­tri­bu­tion through­out Afghanistan on a com­mer­cial ba­sis.

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