India's leading integrated power major Hindustan Power was awarded the Best Solar Developer' by the Indian Power Producers Association of India during its 17th Regulator and Policy makers Retreat at Goa.

The award was conferred to the company on the basis of its significant contribution to the Indian solar sector which has the distinction of commissioning India's first 5 MW and 30 MW solar projects and has pan India presence.

The Retreat was held at Cancona, Goa from September 22-25.

The company has a Pan India presence with assets generating millions of clean energy units in states like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Orissa among others.

"We are one of the early entrants in the sector and our international exposure helped us bring new practices and technologies to the country.

"We have been constantly delivering projects on time thanks to the designing and supply excellence. Close to 600 MW of solar assets commissioned, we have been at the fore front and would like to thank IPPAI for recognizing our efforts," the company's CEO, Domestic Solar, Rajyawardhan Ghei said on the occasion.

As India is entering a critical period for achieving its ambitious target of 175 GW by 2022, the need is to motivate and recognize the players who have been in the sector for long. We wish all the best to Hindustan Cleanenergy and hope they continue with their good work, IPPAI Director General Harry Dhaul said.

IPPAI was set up as a not-for-pro-fit association shortly after the Government of India opened the power sector to private industry.

Source: September 27, 2016, The Times of India