Azure Power, a leading independent provider of sustainable energy solutions in India, has announced the successful commissioning of its 600 MW solar project connected to the interstate transmission system (ISTS). The project is located in Bikaner, Rajasthan, and the power generated will be sold to the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) at a tariff of Rs 2.53 per kWh for a period of 25 years.
As per the company statement, this is the largest solar power project in India, owned and operated at a single location by any developer. Azure Power has completed the project in stages, with the final 100 MW being completed in December 2021. Azure Power has 2,510 MW of operational solar assets dispersed around the country as a result of this.
In December 2021, Azure Power signed power purchase agreements with SECI for 2,333 MW of ISTS-connected solar power projects as part of the 4 GW manufacturing-linked projects. These projects will be built in Rajasthan and will produce power for 25 years at a fixed tariff of Rs 2.42 per kWh. These projects have already received connectivity approval, and land has been identified and is being acquired for development. These projects will be commissioned in three phases: 1,000 MW in November 2024, 1,000 MW in November 2025, and the remaining 333 MW in November 2026.