Azure Power announced the early commissioning of a 95MW solar power plant in Gujarat which was completed in record time for a ground mount project built by the company and has been commissioned approximately 5 months ahead of the scheduled PPA operation date. This section is the first phase of a 260MW allocation by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) to Azure Power and was developed outside a solar park. Azure Power will provide power for 25 years at a tariff of INR 2.67 (~US 3.9 cents) per kWh to GUVNL which has a strong offtake credit and has been rated AA- by ICRA, a Moody's company.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, "With the early commissioning of this plant we have set a new record for the company on delivering projects ahead of schedule, once again demonstrating our strong project development, engineering, and execution capabilities. We are pleased to start selling lowest cost solar power in the state of Gujarat, approximately 23% cheaper than the recent average pooling price of power in the state, thus contributing towards the realization of our Hon'ble Prime Minister's commitment towards clean and green energy, through solar power generation. Our sincere gratitude to GUVNL and the state of Gujarat for all the cooperation and support extended."