Azure Power, a leading Indian solar power company, inaugurated a 28 MW solar power plant in Killianwali village of Muktsar district, Punjab. Simultaneously, the Foundation Stone for a 150 MW solar project was laid in the same village. The newly operational solar plant was commissioned in a record period of under ten months from the signing of the Power Purchase Agreement.
With a combined investment value of INR 1,000 crore, these two plants will generate power to meet the electricity requirements of the nearby villages. The tariffs for these plants range from INR 5.62 to 7.33 kWh. Apart from electrifying vicinity, these plants are expected to create employment opportunities for an estimated 1000 local workers.
Azure Power continues to demonstrate its position as a leader in the solar market, with total solar portfolio of 225 MW in the state of Punjab, making the company the largest owner and operator of solar power plants in the state.
The event was graced by Deputy Chief Minister of the state of Punjab, Sardar Sukhbir Singh Badal. The ceremony was commemorated in the presence of Azure Power’s senior leadership including HS Wadhwa, COO and Preet Sandhu, Co-founder, Azure Power.
The Punjab government’s support through various solar policies under Punjab Energy Development Agency have facilitated in the implementation of these projects.