Review of Sustainability of Operations at Afghanistan's Tarakhil Power Plant

Recommendations

Recommendation 1

USAID/Afghanistan perform and document an analysis to identify a more economical and affordable fuel supply that would allow the Tarakhil Power Plant to increase its operations and generate power on a regular, sustainable basis.

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Recommendation 2

USAID/Afghanistan implement a strategy to strengthen the capacity of Tarakhil Power Plant staff to maintain key control systems. At a minimum, this strategy should include training to help technical staff diagnose and troubleshoot control system malfunctions on their own and steps to be taken, by both USAID and Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat, to make a software/systems engineer available to the power plant to assist with control system malfunctions and follow up on ongoing system-related issues.

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Recommendation 3

USAID/Afghanistan implement a training strategy, which includes milestone dates, for equipping staff at the Tarakhil Power Plant with the skills to operate and maintain the plant sustainably.

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Recommendation 4

USAID/Afghanistan implement a strategy, which includes milestone dates, to repair or replace the Tarakhil Power Plant's maintenance management system, provide plant staff with further training and supervision in the use of this system to enable them to manage Tarakhil's inventory control functions on their own, and facilitate a comprehensive inventory of the plant's spare parts, supplies, and nonexpendable assets.

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Recommendation 5

USAID/Afghanistan ask the utility company's management to provide a plan, including milestone dates, outlining the steps it will take to strengthen the management support it provides to the Tarakhil Power Plant. At a minimum, this plan should include identification and procurement of needed critical spare parts for the plant's inventory, development of a detailed annual operating budget for the plant, operation of all plant generators for a minimum of 4 hours per month, and review of the staffing patterns at Tarakhil to assess, with input from the plant manager, whether existing staff possess the skills required for their positions and whether additional staff are required in certain areas.

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