Azure Power

Sunil Gupta Assumes the Role of CEO & Group CFO at Azure Power

Independent Power Producer Azure Power has appointed Sunil Gupta as its new CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and Group CFO (Chief Financial Officer). The CEO is set to join the firm on July 10, 2023. He will be replacing the acting CEO, Rupesh Agrawal. Gupta will also step into the shoes of the Managing Director of […]

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Azure Power Welcomes Harpreet Singh as Head, Supply Chain Management

Independent Power Producer Azure Power has announced the onboarding of Harpreet Singh as the Head of Supply Chain Management. Harpreet Singh said about his new role, “I am happy to join Azure and look forward to bringing in my experience of implementing innovative methodologies and technologies in streamlining procurement procedures and establish strong partnerships with […]

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Robotic Cleaning Represents Only 1-2% Of overall Capex, But Can Be Decisive: Amit Singla, Ecoppia India

Israeli firm Ecoppia offers AI, data-driven robotic solar panel cleaning solutions. It claims to have deployed 3,900 MW of projects, over 10.5 mn autonomous cleaning sessions and cleaned over 9.24 bn solar panels. The firm, which has a global presence, is expanding operations in India. Some of the firm’s clients from India include NTPC, Azure […]

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CERC Rejects Azure’s Plea for Extension of LTA Start Date, Exemption from Transmission Charges

The CERC has quashed the petition of Azure Power and its subsidiaries Azure Power Forty-Three, Azure Power Forty-One and Azure Power Maple, which sought the extension of the long term access start date. The petition also pleaded for extension of deadline from completion of the dedicated transmission line and pooling substation and exemption from transmission […]

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CERC Relents, Allows GST Compensation On O&M Expenses To Azure Power, Others

In a key development, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has finally relented, and ruled in favour of GST compensation for a clutch of developers in seven cases (5 of which involve Azure Power owned entities). The issue has been contested around the treatment of GST on O&M (Operations and maintainence) contracts of solar projects […]

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Azure Power to Get 600 MW of Solar Modules from First Solar

India’s RE conglomerate Azure Power has announced that it has entered into an agreement for 600 MWdc of high-performance, advanced thin film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules from the US-based solar modules manufacturer First Solar. Azure Power said that the agreement is the first for production from First Solar’s new manufacturing facility in Tamil Nadu, which […]

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Harsh Shah Exits Azure Power; Rupesh Agarwal Steps in as Acting CEO

Leading renewable power producer in India, Azure Power Global Limited has announced the appointment of Rupesh Agarwal as its Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Agarwal will take the reigns of the organisation from Harsh Shah, who has resigned as CEO with immediate effect. The Board will consider the appointment of a new permanent CEO in […]

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Siemens Gamesa To Supply Turbines To Azure Power

Global renewable energy developer Siemens Gamesa has announced that it has secured its first order in India. The order, for the supply of 96 SG 3.6-145 wind turbines, has come from Azure Power India Private Ltd. The official statement reads that the turbine supply is meant for a 346 MW project of Azure in the […]

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300 MW Hybrid Project: MERC Approves Reduced Tarrif Of Rs 2.56/KWh

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) recently ordered that the voluntarily offered tariff of Rs. 2.56 per unit be applicable for supply of 300 MW RE wind-solar hybrid power by T.P. Saurya Limited (subsidiary of Tata Power) to Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL). A three-judge bench comprising Sanjay Kumar, IM Bohari and Mahesh Khullar, […]

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