New Delhi: Azure Power, a leading sustainable energy solutions provider and renewable power producer in India, announced that its 90 MW solar power project in Assam, the largest solar power project in the state, was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma in presence of Minister of Power Nandita Gorlosa. Minister inaugurated the project at a special ceremony, jointly hosted by Azure Power and Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) at a two-day event in the Udalguri and Boko districts of the state.
The power generated by the plant will be supplied to Assam Power Distribution Company Limited under a long-term 25-year PPA. The project spread across four districts Udalguri, Boko, Nagaon, and Cachar was commissioned in phases.
Commenting on the inauguration, Azure Power’s CEO said, “The commissioning of our 90 MW solar power plant, the largest in Assam, is an indication of our strong project development and execution skills. The project also demonstrates the state’s commitment towards sustainable development by promoting clean, accessible, affordable, and equitable solar energy availability. In addition to meeting the state’s sustainability targets, our project will help in creating a self-sustaining ecosystem by providing jobs, skill development, and revenue opportunities for the local population,”
“Our sincere gratitude to Chief Minister of Assam, APDCL, and all local stakeholders for their cooperation and support,” added Harsh.
While Assam Power Distribution Company Limited’s Managing Director Rakesh Kumar (IAS) said, “Participation of Azure Power in Assam’s journey towards clean and green energy is appreciable. APDCL is committed to supplying uninterrupted, reliable, affordable, safe, and quality power to all its valued customers. These projects strengthen the resolve to reduce carbon emissions in the state, in line with the declaration of Prime Minister at Glasgow. Such endeavours will pave the way for making Assam one of the top states of the country as envisioned by Chief Minister.”
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