Azure Power received the letter of award for its first 150 MW ISTS connected wind–solar hybrid power project with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to supply power for 25 years at a fixed tariff of Rs. 2.35 per kWh.
The project is part of the 1,200 MW ISTS Hybrid Tranche – IV tender from SECI and will entail setting up of 100 MW of solar and 50 MW of wind capacity within a period of 18 months from the signing of Power Purchase Agreement.
Speaking on this occasion, Ranjit Gupta, MD and CEO, Azure Power said, “Following up on our first wind project win, we have secured yet another important milestone with our first solar-wind hybrid project with SECI. We have taken steps to develop large wind sites and this project, along with the wind project we announced earlier, will be built as part of that development.”
With this win, we are confident of maximising our growth potential with the remarkable opportunities that we have in the Indian renewable energy market, he added.
The letter of award for 150 MW ISTS connected wind–solar hybrid power project is currently subject to the final decision of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi at New Delhi in the writ petition filed by Renew Ushma Energy Pvt Ltd Vs SECI & others in the matter of e-Reverse auction in the tender, stated the official press release of the company.
Earlier in the year, Azure Power had won a capacity of 200 MW in the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) 500 MW of wind-solar hybrid auction quoting ₹2.62 kWh and 180 MW in MSEDCL’s 300 MW of grid-connected interstate and intrastate wind projects by quoting Rs.3.43 kWh.