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Spotlight on the Amazing Ways Electricity is Changing Afghan Lives

Spotlight on the Amazing Ways Electricity is Changing Afghan Lives

For many people around the world, it’s easy to take electricity for granted, but that’s never been the case for Afghanistan. Of the country’s more than 30 million people, three-quarters of whom live in rural areas, only 30% currently have reliable access to electrical grid power. And even that figure is a dramatic improvement from… Read More…

A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Energy in Afghanistan

A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Energy in Afghanistan

The recent announcement of Bayat Power’s exciting new Independent Power Producer (IPP) program—an initiative that will see a new, three-phase, US$250M gas-fired power plant constructed in Sheberghan in northern Afghanistan—represents a major step forward for Afghanistan’s energy sector. Not only is it the country’s first privately financed project of its kind, but when all three… Read More…

Why Is Energy Security Important to Afghanistan’s Future?

Why Is Energy Security Important to Afghanistan’s Future?

In developed and developing countries alike, energy security is becoming an increasingly important policy issue. Broadly defined by the International Energy Agency as “the uninterrupted availability of energy sources at an affordable price,” energy security can have substantial economic and social benefits for a country’s entire population—particularly so in developing countries like Afghanistan, where energy… Read More…

Spotlight on Bayat Power’s Important New Energy Initiative

Spotlight on Bayat Power’s Important New Energy Initiative

Together with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA), the wholly-owned Bayat Energy subsidiary Bayat Power recently announced an exciting new initiative that is set to kick start a dramatic transformation of Afghanistan’s energy industry. Read on to learn more details about what this innovative project is all about, why it matters, and… Read More…

Bayat Power Announces Three-Phase US$250M Investment Program To Accelerate Afghanistan’s Gas-Fired Power Industry

Bayat Power Announces Three-Phase US$250M Investment Program To Accelerate Afghanistan’s Gas-Fired Power Industry

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bayat Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bayat Energy(www.bayat-energy.com), an Afghan-owned, independent energy exploration, development and production company executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan today to enter into a partnership with Bayat Power for its three-phase, US$250M Independent Power Producer… Read More…