NTPC Limited issued a Letter of Award (LoA) to Azure Power India Private Limited for the implementation of 300 MW of solar capacity under 2,000 MW ISTS-connected solar projects. Bids for the tender were invited by NTPC in March 2018. Following this, Azure Power won the bids on August 14, 2018. The solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects will be set up across India on BOO basis. The proposed projects are expected to be commissioned by early 2021.