New Delhi-based renewables developer Azure Power has announced that its 90 MW solar power project in Assam was inaugurated by Himanta Biswa Sarma, chief minister of Assam.
The project, the largest in the state, is spread across four districts (Udalguri, Kamrup, Nagaon, and Cachar). It was inaugurated at a special ceremony jointly hosted by Azure Power and Assam Power Distribution Co. Ltd (APDCL).
Azure commissioned the project in phases, with the final 25 MW portion recently going online in Cachar.
The developer will supply the power generated by the plant to APDCL under a long-term 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
“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,” said Harsh Shah, CEO, Azure Power. “In addition to meeting the state’s sustainability targets, our project will help create a self-sustaining ecosystem by providing jobs, skill development, and revenue opportunities for the local population.”
The project brings Azure Power’s operational capacity in India to more than 2.9 GW.