Jakson Group Commissions Biggest Standalone Solar Project in Assam, 70 MW Amguri Solar Park

Highlights :

  • For the Jakson group, the project is a milestone in complete EPC handling, in a difficult terrain.
  • Assam’s solar capacity addition will help the state meet its RPO targets, besides servicing the region’s power needs.

Jakson Group, one of the leading energy solution companies, completed the first-ever Solar Park project in Assam. An offshoot of the historic Assam Accord, the 70 MW Amguri Solar Park was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, in the presence of Bimal Borah, Hon’ble Minister of Power, Sports & Youth Welfare, Cultural Affair & Tourism on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at Amguri, Sivasagar in Assam.

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The EPC of the entire project has also been done in-house by Jakson Group. The power generated in the plant will be procured by Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) under a power purchase agreement. The project is being executed by Jakson Group as a Solar Power Developer, with the Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) acting as solar power park developer.

This first-ever Solar Park in Assam will enhance green energy generation and is estimated to generate around 130 GWh of electricity annually. The energy generated in this solar power park will augment the state’s energy demand and help create employment opportunities for the youth in Assam and nearby regions. The plant will go a long way in boosting the nation’s vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and building an Aatmanirbhar Assam.

Reiterating the company’s vision towards sustainability, Sundeep Gupta, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Jakson Group said, “We are thrilled to join the Assam Government’s initiative of switching towards renewable energy and reaching the net zero emission. With the state biggest Solar Power Project, we aim to expand our business operations further and develop innovative solutions that match the needs of the green tomorrow. With the vision of ‘Make in India’, we reiterate our commitment to producing sustainable energy solutions and are confident that we can achieve several industry firsts. We thank the Government of Assam for all their support and favourable policies.”

For Assam, the inauguration of this solar park project follows the commissioning of 90 MW solar projects by Azure power, spread across 4 districts of the state at a tariff of Rs 3.34 /kW last month. Thus, in a very short time, the largest north eastern state has effectively  multiplied its solar capacity over 2 fold.

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