Azure Power, pioneering independent power producer in the Indian solar power sector, commissioned its third solar power plant in less than two years, at Kathauti village, Rajasthan recently. This is the first 5MW solar PV power plant to be commissioned under the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM). Azure Power, in line with its strong engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) track record, has commissioned the plant (from PPA signing to construction) in a record time of 11 months.
The 5MW power plant, set up under the Phase I Batch I of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), supplies power to the Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd. The plant is expected to reduce carbon emissions of up to 5500 metric tonnes every year.
The project, spread over 40 acres of wasteland, has also generated income for the community through local employment and has helped stimulate the local economy by utilizing innovative construction techniques. Azure Power has organised safety training programs for labourers at the plant and will also be conducting community awareness programs to help educate villagers about the benefits of solar power and related technology.