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Azure Power(s) Defence Establishments in Maharashtra

Azure Power(s) Defence Establishments in Maharashtra

Azure Power becomes the first private solar company to power the Defence Ministry under the National Solar Mission

New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India

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Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading solar power producer in India, commissioned 7 MWs of solar plant capacity in the state of Maharashtra and is the first private solar power project to be set up at defence establishments under Ministry of Defence, Government of India. The project was done in collaboration with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) which is the designated nodal agency for implementation for Ministry of Defence and Para Military Forces. Azure Power won this project under the National Solar Mission. The power generated is sold to Ministry of Defence establishments under a 25-year power purchase agreement at a blended tariff of INR 5.36 (~US 8 cents) per kWh. In addition, SECI will provide viability gap funding of INR 1.73 million for this project.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “We are pleased to be the first private company to supply solar power to the Defence Ministry in the country. This project demonstrates the value of solar as an innovative and affordable resource at the point of consumption by eliminating transmission costs.

Azure Power has led the Indian solar industry with many firsts and innovative applications of solar power. Azure set up India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009, followed by India’s first MW scale distributed rooftop solar power project in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, in 2013 and became the first solar power producer in the country to supply affordable solar power to border outposts in Rajasthan under the National Solar Mission.

About Azure Power

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading solar power producer in India with a total portfolio of over 1,000 MWs across 15 states. It has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale to rooftop, since its inception in 2008. Azure Power has a strong track record in delivering solar power projects, from the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009, implementation of the first MW scale rooftop under the smart city initiative in 2013, to the largest solar plant (100 MW) under India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) policy in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power manages the entire development and operation process, providing low-cost solar power solutions to customers throughout India.

For more information about Azure Power, please visit www.azurepower.com.

Smart City Jaipur Debuts with Delta Video Walls for Highly Efficient Monitoring and Management of City Infrastructure

Smart City Jaipur Debuts with Delta Video Walls for Highly Efficient Monitoring and Management of City Infrastructure

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India – Business Wire India

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Smart City Jaipur debuts with Delta Video Walls

Delta, a pioneer in display solutions, installed a state-of-the-art video wall solution for the Smart City project in Jaipur, Rajasthan to monitor various operations for city-wide management. The Jaipur Network Operating Centre (NOC) is an initiative of the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) which will enable JDA officials to keep a check on all the activities in the city on one large screen. Equipped with Delta’s Full HD Videowall, the NOC integrates all recently developed digital infrastructure such as intelligent kiosks, wireless broadband, sensor-based dust bins, smart streetlights, parking, and app, among others.

The city is set to become the most tech-savvy one in the country. All the feeds coming from various sources are integrated under the Network Operating Centre. Delta’s Video walls at the centre would assist JDA officials to manage the city with greater efficiency and effectiveness,” said Mr. Vaibhav Galriya, Commissioner, JDA.

JDA, the nodal agency of the government of Rajasthan, has been assigned with the task of transforming the city into a smart hub that would ensure 24/7 surveillance and facilitate on-line access to wide-ranging information about the city at the click of a button.

A state-of-the-art Network Operating Centre (NOC) has been established inside the JDA office. A 35ft wide video wall and fully integrated software application provides easy-to-use and highly flexible management tools for multi-site monitoring from the control centre. It enables the operator to survey infringements such as zone intrusions, lifting of objects at monuments, and line crossings, by sending alarms and pop-ups on a regular basis,” explained Mr. Devesh Gupta, Assistant Engineer, JDA.

With the inauguration of JDA’s NOC, the Pink City, Jaipur becomes the first in the country and in South Asia to monitor and operate smart city infrastructure using a single network. The government has developed the NOC at the JDA headquarters. The facility is equipped with Delta’s state-of-the-art video wall and was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ms. Vasundhara Raje.

About Jaipur Development Authority (JDA)

JDA is a body constituted under Jaipur Development Authority Act 1982 (Act. 25) as a statutory vehicle to implement the urban development of Jaipur as envisaged by the Department of Urban Development and Housing, Government of Rajasthan. JDA is charged and empowered to create basic infrastructure to meet the needs of the ever-increasing population and also for the required expansion of the city ensuring sustainable and orderly growth supported with effective monitoring and regulation through innovative and citizen participatory approach.

About Delta

Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta’s business domains include Power Electronics, Energy Management, and Smart Green Life. Delta has 153 sales offices, 61 R&D centres and 40 manufacturing facilities worldwide.

Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to corporate social responsibility. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 6 consecutive years. In 2016, Delta was selected out of 5,800 large companies by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for its Climate Change Leadership Level.

For detailed information about Delta, please visit: www.deltaww.com

About Delta Displays

Delta Displays, a division of Delta, is a pioneer in developing professional displays for control rooms in surveillance, security, traffic, command & control, utilities, process control, telecom and broadcast applications. Delta offers a wide array of display technologies including: rear projection DLP® video walls with Laser and Next-Gen LED technology, Xtra thin-bezel LCD video walls, and high-resolution indoor/outdoor LED displays with a powerful & highly flexible Wall management Software suite.

More information about Delta Displays can be found at www.deltadisplays.com

Azure Power Wins Indian Railway’s Largest Rooftop Auction; Rooftop Portfolio Surpasses 100 MWs

Azure Power Wins Indian Railway’s Largest Rooftop Auction; Rooftop Portfolio Surpasses 100 MWs

New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India

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  • Azure Power wins 46 MWs of solar projects from Indian Railways across 11 states in India
  • Azure Power’s rooftop portfolio now more than 100 MWs across 14 states in India

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE), a leading solar power producer in India, announced that it has won 46 MWs of solar rooftop projects across eleven states pan India for Indian Railways.  Indian Railways is the largest rail network in Asia and is owned and operated by the Government of India through the Ministry of Railways.

The power purchase agreement (PPA) will be signed with Indian Railways for their respective zones and coach factory for 25 years. The average tariff for the project is INR 4.63 (~USD 7 cents) per kWh with an additional capital incentive of INR 933.5 million (~US$ 14 million) upon commissioning.

Out of the 46 MWs total allocation, 20 MWs has been allocated by Northern Railways division, 10 MWs by the Western Railways division, 10 MWs by the North-Central Railways division, 3 MWs by the North Western Railways division, and 3 MWs by the Rail Coach Factory division.

Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power said, “Azure has superior rooftop solar power solutions for infrastructure, commercial and industrial customers in cities across India to lower their energy costs and meet their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. We are pleased to partner with Indian Railways in reducing their GHG emissions through deployment of solar energy at their facilities across locations pan- India.”

With this win, Azure Power rooftop solar portfolio surpassed 100 MWs across 14 states in India. Azure Power recently announced the successful installation and operation of the first phase of its rooftop solar power plant for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The 14 MW project is one of the largest allocations by DMRC to a solar power company. The project covers DMRC metro stations, workshops and parking lots. Azure Power’s rooftop customers also include large commercial real estate companies, a leading global chain of premium hotels, distribution companies in smart cities, warehouses, DMRC and Delhi water supply company.

About Azure Power

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) is a leading solar power producer in India with a total portfolio of over 1,000 MWs across 18 states. It has developed, constructed and operated solar projects of varying sizes, from utility scale to rooftop, since its inception in 2008. Azure Power has a strong track record in delivering solar power projects, from the construction of India’s first private utility scale solar PV power plant in 2009, implementation of the first MW scale rooftop under the smart city initiative in 2013, to the largest solar plant (100 MW) under India’s National Solar Mission (NSM) policy in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. With its in-house engineering, procurement and construction expertise and advanced in-house operations and maintenance capability, Azure Power manages the entire development and operation process, providing low-cost solar power solutions to customers throughout India.

For more information, visit: www.azurepower.com

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