Leading renewable power producer Azure Power, has successfully commissioned its 90 megawatts (MW) solar power project in Assam, the largest in the state.
The 90 MW capacity is spread across four districts in the state – Udalguri, Kamrup, Nagaon, and Cachar. The project was commissioned in phases, with the final 25 MW commissioned in Cachar.
The power generated by the plant is being supplied to Assam Power Distribution Company Limited under a long term 25-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) at a tariff of Rs 3.34 per Kilowatt-hour (KWh).
Following this commissioning, Azure Power now has an operational capacity of over 2,900 MW of high-performing renewable energy assets in India.
“We are extremely proud of all our teams, especially those at the site. They have displayed tremendous dedication, and tenacity in the face of considerable execution challenges. The project will go a long way in meeting India’s clean energy objectives,” said Pawan Kumar Agrawal, CFO, Azure Power. Further adding that, the government of Assam has the vision to transform Assam into a sustainably developed state by 2030. “Our project is a step forward in fulfilling this vision of the state government. In addition to meeting sustainability targets of the state, our project will also help in creating a sustainable ecosystem by generating employment and revenue opportunities for local population,” added Pawan.