Azure Power, a leading independent sustainable energy solutions provider in India, has successfully commissioned its largest project- 600 megawatts (MW) Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar project in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
According to the company’s statement, the project was allocated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). And the power generated from the project will be supplied to SECI at a tariff of Rs 2.53 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for 25 years.
This is the largest solar power project in India, owned and operated at a single location by any developer.
Azure Power has commissioned this project in phases, with the last 100 MWs commissioned this month. Following this, Azure Power has 2510 MWs of high-performing operational solar assets spread across the country, said the statement.
“It is an incredible way to start the new year. Since this project was initiated around the onset of Covid-19 in India, we faced several challenges amid lockdowns and safety concerns,” said Ranjit Gupta, MD and CEO, Azure Power. Despite the challenges and while prioritising the health and safety of all our employees and communities, we have managed to deliver high-performing assets. This is yet another milestone in our journey towards a more resilient and sustainable future, he added.