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About Anjana Parikh

Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.

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MNRE Issues Guidelines for DISCOMs Procuring Power from Decentralized Solar Projects

MNRE Issues Guidelines for DISCOMs Procuring Power from Decentralized Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines to develop decentralized solar power projects in the country. “The draft guidelines were placed on the ministry’s website for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi’s Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College to Install a 120 kW Rooftop Solar System

Delhi’s Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College to Install a 120 kW Rooftop Solar System

Delhi’s Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College has decided to install a 120 kW rooftop solar system atop its building. The college recently signed an agreement with HFM Solar for the project ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra DISCOMs Adamant on Doing Away With Net Metering Regulations

Maharashtra DISCOMs Adamant on Doing Away With Net Metering Regulations

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has submitted its comments regarding the state commission’s suggestion to roll back net metering for all segments except residential. The Maharashtra Electricity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
35 GW of Solar Installed, 65 GW More to go for India to Reach its 100 GW Solar Target

35 GW of Solar Installed, 65 GW More to go for India to Reach its 100 GW Solar Target

Total solar installations in India have crossed the 35 GW mark, according to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker. The country has a goal of reaching 100 GW of solar capacity ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
BHEL Seeks Module Cleaning System Supplier for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

BHEL Seeks Module Cleaning System Supplier for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender for the supply of module cleaning systems for 50 MW of solar projects in the state of Maharashtra. The projects ...
BHEL Invites Bids for Detailed Survey of a 22 MW Floating Solar Project in Kerala

BHEL Invites Bids for Detailed Survey of a 22 MW Floating Solar Project in Kerala

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender for conducting a detailed survey for a proposed 22 MW floating solar project in Kerala. The last date for the submission ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Amends Guidelines for Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Wind and Solar Developers

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Wind and Solar Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the order related to the Dispute Resolution Mechanism to resolve disputes between solar, wind developers, and the Solar Energy Corporation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
EESL to Procure 100 MW of Solar Modules for Project in Maharashtra

EESL to Procure 100 MW of Solar Modules for Project in Maharashtra

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has issued a tender to procure 100 MW of solar PV modules (325W and above) for the state of Maharashtra. The project is for ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
West Bengal Approves 20 MW of Solar Projects

West Bengal Approves 20 MW of Solar Projects

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has approved the development of 20 MW of solar projects in the Birbhum district of the state. The commission has further directed the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.65_kWh and ₹3.46_kWh for 2 GW of Wind Projects

CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.65/kWh and ₹3.46/kWh for 2 GW of Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the tariffs proposed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and PTC India Limited for 2 GW of wind power projects ...
/ / Wind
Neyveli Lignite Corporation Issues O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Issues O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

Government-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL) has invited an operation and maintenance (O&M) tender for a 10 MW grid-interactive solar power project for a period of five years. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Over 12 GW of Wind Capacity Awarded as of October 2019_ MNRE

Over 12 GW of Wind Capacity Awarded as of October 2019: MNRE

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), wind power projects with the capacity of over 12 GW have been awarded across the country against 15.1 GW of ...
/ / Wind
Kalyan-Dombivli Smart City Issues Tender for 1.3 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Kalyan-Dombivli Smart City Issues Tender for 1.3 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

The Smart Kalyan Dombivli Development Corporation Limited (SKDCL) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for 1.3 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems. The solar systems will be installed on ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Central Coalfields Tenders 20 MW of Solar Projects in Jharkhand

Central Coalfields Tenders 20 MW of Solar Projects in Jharkhand

The Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), has announced a tender to develop 20 MW of solar projects at Piparwar, located in Jharkhand. The deadline ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Government Undertakes Measures to Check Cyber Attacks on National Power Grid

Government Undertakes Measures to Check Cyber Attacks on National Power Grid

The Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh recently informed Parliament that the government had taken multiple steps to curb cyber threats on the national power grid. During the Question Hour ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
734 MW of Solar Projects Tendered in November; But No Auctions

734 MW of Solar Projects Tendered in November; But No Auctions

Solar tender activity slowed down while there were no auctions in November 2019. While the month did not see any auctions, only 734 MW of solar tenders were floated, according ...
Uttar Pradesh Approves Blockchain Technology for Trading Power from Rooftop Solar

Uttar Pradesh Approves Blockchain Technology for Trading Power from Rooftop Solar

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved a pilot project for peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions of power from rooftop solar systems using blockchain-based technology. Under this pilot project, government ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Releases Draft Guidelines for Solar and Wind Deviation

Uttar Pradesh Releases Draft Guidelines for Solar and Wind Deviation

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued draft regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind projects in the state. In April 2018, the state ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Modifies and Extends its 1.2 GW Tender for Solar-Wind Storage Projects

SECI Modifies and Extends its 1.2 GW Tender for Solar-Wind Storage Projects

The Solar Electricity Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 1.2 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected renewable energy projects with a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar and Wind PPAs With Tariffs Set by SERC in Andhra Pradesh Will Not be Revisited

Solar and Wind PPAs With Tariffs Set by SERC in Andhra Pradesh Will Not be Revisited

The central and the Andhra Pradesh government led by Y.S. Jagmohan Reddy have reached a consensus to end the ongoing controversy hovering around the renewable sector of the state. Recently, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Parks of 1 GW and 1.5 GW

Andhra Pradesh Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Parks of 1 GW and 1.5 GW

The Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited (APSPCL) has issued operation and maintenance (O&M) tenders for two of the state’s ultra-mega solar parks. The O&M tenders have been floated ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Mysore Floats Tender for 3,825 Sets of LED-Based Solar Home Lighting Systems

Mysore Floats Tender for 3,825 Sets of LED-Based Solar Home Lighting Systems

The Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for 3,825 sets of LED-based solar home lighting systems. Each set of the LED-based solar lighting system will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI’s 7.5 GW Solar Tender for Leh and Kargil Gets Another Deadline Extension

SECI’s 7.5 GW Solar Tender for Leh and Kargil Gets Another Deadline Extension

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its mega solar tender that calls for 7.5 GW of grid-connected solar power projects in ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tamil Nadu to Install 1.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings

Tamil Nadu to Install 1.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects on Government Buildings

Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has floated a tender for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 1.5 MW of grid-tied rooftop solar power projects to be installed on various ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE Seeks Bidders for an Evaluation Study of its Biogas and Thermal Energy Program

MNRE Seeks Bidders for an Evaluation Study of its Biogas and Thermal Energy Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for an independent third-party evaluation study of its biogas-based power generation (off-grid) and thermal energy ...
/ / Biofuel, Other