NEW DELHI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), one of India’s leading independent solar power producers, announced the commissioning of a 100-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in the state of Telangana. Spread across an area of approximately 500 acres, the project has been setup under the government’s National Solar Mission Phase-II, Batch-II Tranche-I. The project was auctioned by NTPC, which has a AAA debt rating and is the Government of India’s largest power utility. Azure Power will supply power to NTPC for the next 25 years at a tariff of INR 4.67 (~USD 0.07) per kWh.
Speaking on this occasion, Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “Telangana’s continued reliance and faith in solar energy has successfully transformed it into one of the largest solar power producing states in the country. We are delighted to make a contribution towards the realization of our Hon’ble Prime Minister’s commitment towards clean and green energy, through solar power generation. Our sincere gratitude to NTPC and the state of Telangana for all the cooperation and support extended.”
About Azure Power
Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading independent solar power producer in India with a portfolio of over 1,600 MWs across several states and union territories. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power provides low-cost and reliable solar power solutions to customers throughout India. It has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale, rooftop to mini & micro grids, since its inception in 2008. Highlights include the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009 and the implementation of the first MW scale rooftop project under the smart city initiative in 2013.
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