New Delhi: Azure Power has fully commissioned its 600 MW solar power project in Rajasthan, the company said in an official statement on Monday. Azure Power said that the project, which is located in Bikaner, Rajasthan, was allocated to the company under an auction by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and is connected to the interstate transmission system (ISTS).
The project is in Bikaner, Rajasthan and the power generated from the project will be supplied to SECI at a tariff of Rs 2.53 (~US 3.5 cents) per kWh for 25 years. This is the largest solar power project in India, owned and operated at a single location by any developer.
Speaking on the development, Ranjit Gupta, MD & CEO, Azure Power, said, "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. Despite the challenges and while prioritising the health and safety of all our employees and communities, we have managed to deliver high performing assets and are extremely proud of achieving yet another milestone in our journey towards a more resilient and sustainable future."
Azure Power has commissioned the Bikaner solar project in phases, with the last 100 MW commissioned this month. Following the commissioning of this 600 MW solar project, Azure Power now has 2,510 MW of high-performing operational solar assets spread across the country.
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