Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan have signed a framework agreement to develop a new 4 GW power interconnection project to facilitate electricity trade and exchange, reports EBR.
The proposed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) power interconnection project will be supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and is planned to be executed in two phases.
ADB said that a 500 kV transmission line of about 500 km in length will be constructed under the TAP project between the three countries, with the first phase to be completed by 2021, and the second phase by 2022.
The project will use the existing electrical infrastructure and require new transmission investments in the three Asian countries.
Once completed, the power interconnection project will be able to transport up to 4GW of electricity from Turkmenistan into Afghanistan and Pakistan.