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Azure Power to develop 260 MW solar power project in Gujarat, India

EBR Staff Writer Published 27 September 2017

Azure Power has secured a contract to develop 260 MW solar power project in the state of Gujarat, India.

The company has bagged the project in an auction carried out by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL).

According to the company, the 260 MW allocation is the largest allocation by GUVNL to a solar power developer, which is 52% of the total allocated capacity of 500 MW.

Azure Power intends to develop the project outside a solar park, which is expected to be operational in 2019.

As part of the Gujarat Solar Policy 2009, Azure Power has been developing and operation solar power plants in the state.

Azure Power had developed and operating the country’s first MW-scale distributed solar rooftop project in Gujarat’s state capital city Gandhinagar.

Azure Power founder, chairman and CEO Inderpreet Wadhwa said: “Our long history of superior solar power operations in Gujarat right from the inception of Gujarat’s Solar Policy 2009 has contributed to our success of procuring the largest solar power contract auctioned by Gujarat.

“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.”

Azure Power has a portfolio of around 1,300 MW solar capacity across 22 states and union territories in the country.

In June, Azure Power started the operations of a 100 MW solar power facility in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

With a total capacity of 1,000 MW, the solar power plant has been developed at Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park.

Image: Azure Power’s solar power plant. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.