Having noticed the increasing demand of the energy consumption and the lack of the supply resources in 2003, the attention of the MEW turned to alternate Renewable Energy (RE) sources. The program strived for following 10 years but needed a legal regulatory authority to standardize the RE interventions across Afghanistan. AREU was established in 2013 under Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) to fulfil the very need of RE services standardization. AREU facilitates to organize and regulate the RE products and services. It assists the international investors and stakeholders in the appropriate investments guiding them using the national RE trade policies and procedures. AREU further exerts a decisive influence on creating and securing a suitable policy framework for stable growth, and thus on ensuring investment security throughout the RE industry. Our objective is to establish RE energy as a permanent pillar of a national energy industry. AREU is comprised of Board of Directors, which sets strategic guidelines and a frame for the work of the AREU Office – led by its Chairman, Kabul Khan Tadbir. The Board is elected by the general elections. Additionally, there are several working groups in which AREU members can actively participate to shape the work of AREU. AREU is not-for-profit and non-political legal organization, operating under an independent financial and administrative system. It serves the relevant stakeholders in getting maximum from the available natural RE sources and help consumers to receive the energy at highest level possible.

Who We Are

AREU was established under ACCI (Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment) in 2013 as a not-for-profit trade association, representing Afghanistan’s renewable energy stakeholders such as the available resources, the producers and promoting the use of renewable energy in the country.

What We Do

AREU helps our members build commercially and environmentally sustainable businesses whilst increasing the contribution of renewable energy to the Afghanistan’s electricity needs. AREU endeavors to accomplish the right RE regulatory framework for renewables and organics waste recycling to deliver an increasing contribution to cope with the increasing energy demand.

Union Structure

A dedicated Board of Directors led by the Chairman directs the AREU’s activities. A full-time executive team handles operational, policy, and communication issues, based at our conveniently located office in Kabul. We also retain a number of specialist advisors with industry expertise in individual sectors, to support the activities of the sector groups and policy development in general.