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About Harsh Shukla

Harsh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune. More articles from Harsh Shukla.

harsh@mercomindia.com

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Tender to Procure Power from 642 MW of Wind Energy Projects in Maharashtra

Tender to Procure Power from 642 MW of Wind Energy Projects in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) has issued separate tenders to procure 342 MW of energy from grid-connected intrastate wind projects and 300 MW from interstate and intrastate wind ...
/ / Wind
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Rise to ₹200.85 Billion in November

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Rise to ₹200.85 Billion in November

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹200.85 billion (~$2.67 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of November 2021, according to data released by the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Peak & Off-peak Hours Specified for Energy Banking of an Open Access Solar Project

Peak & Off-peak Hours Specified for Energy Banking of an Open Access Solar Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ruled that peak hours for banking and withdrawal of energy would be from 18:00 to 24:00 and off-peak hours from 00:00 to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Commission Directs Tamil Nadu DISCOM to Clear Dues of Wind Energy Generator in a Month

Commission Directs Tamil Nadu DISCOM to Clear Dues of Wind Energy Generator in a Month

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has directed the state distribution company (DISCOM) to make payments to a wind energy generator with a 6% annual interest within a month ...
/ / Wind
Daily News Wrap-Up: Indian Railways to Develop 71 MW of Solar Projects on its Vacant Land

Daily News Wrap-Up: Indian Railways to Develop 71 MW of Solar Projects on its Vacant Land

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Indian Railways plans to develop around 71.7 MW of solar projects on its unused vacant land. Of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Commission Rejects Solar Developer's Claim for Service Tax and GST Compensation

Commission Rejects Solar Developer’s Claim for Service Tax and GST Compensation

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected a solar energy developer's compensation petition for the additional tax burden on operation and maintenance (O&M) expenses and carrying costs due to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tender Floated for 200,000 Mono or Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Tender Floated for 200,000 Mono or Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids to supply 200,000 monocrystalline or multicrystalline silicon solar cells of 4.57 W. The last date to submit the bids is ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
KSEB Releases the List of Empaneled Installers for 100 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

KSEB Releases the List of Empaneled Installers for 100 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) has released the list of empaneled engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors of 100 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems under the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power to Develop 100 MW of Solar with 120 MWh Storage Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power to Develop 100 MW of Solar with 120 MWh Storage Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Power Solar Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received the letter of award from ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
NTPC Floats EPC Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

NTPC Floats EPC Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited, has invited bids from contractors for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) package along with the land to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Consumer of Captive Cogeneration Project Exempted from RPO Compliance

Consumer of Captive Cogeneration Project Exempted from RPO Compliance

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has exempted a captive power producer from renewable purchase obligations (RPO) when its consumption from its cogeneration sources is higher than its RPO for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Jinko Solar’s Revenue Down Marginally Due to Drop in Solar Module Shipments

Jinko Solar’s Revenue Down Marginally Due to Drop in Solar Module Shipments

Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer Jinko Solar has reported a 2.3% year-over-year (YoY) decline in its total revenue for the third quarter (Q3) of 2021. The total revenue declined to RMB ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Sikkim Floats Empanelment Tender for 2 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Sikkim Floats Empanelment Tender for 2 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Sikkim Renewable Energy Development Agency (SREDA) has issued a tender to empanel vendors to develop 2 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar projects in Sikkim under  Phase-II of the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
KSEB Issues Tender to Develop 100 MW of Floating Solar Projects in Kerala

KSEB Issues Tender to Develop 100 MW of Floating Solar Projects in Kerala

Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) has issued a request for qualification (RfQ) to set up 100 MW of grid-connected floating solar projects on a design, build, own, and operate ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ReNew Energy Receives License for Inter-State Electricity Trading Across India

ReNew Energy Receives License for Inter-State Electricity Trading Across India

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has granted an inter-state trading license to ReNew Energy Markets to trade power across India. Background ReNew Energy Markets, a ReNew Power group company, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Solar Module Maker Central Electronics Sold to Nandal Finance for ₹2.10 Billion

Solar Module Maker Central Electronics Sold to Nandal Finance for ₹2.10 Billion

The Union Government has approved the sale of the government-owned solar cell and module manufacturer Central Electronics Limited (CEL) to Nandal Finance and Leasing Private Limited for ₹2.10 billion (~$28.02 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Hindustan Salts Issues Tender to Develop 5 GW of Solar Projects

Hindustan Salts Issues Tender to Develop 5 GW of Solar Projects

Hindustan Salts Limited, through its subsidiary Sambhar Salts, has issued a tender to develop an ultra-mega solar project of up to 4 GW at Sambhar in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The government-owned ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Jharkhand DISCOM to Empanel Agencies to Set Up 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Jharkhand DISCOM to Empanel Agencies to Set Up 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) has issued a tender to empanel agencies to develop 25 MW of residential rooftop solar systems under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
O&M Tender Floated for a 10 MW Solar Project at a Thermal Plant in Haryana

O&M Tender Floated for a 10 MW Solar Project at a Thermal Plant in Haryana

Panipat Thermal Station, a Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) unit, has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of its 10 MW grid-connected solar power project. The last ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited for 1.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems Under RESCO Model in Puducherry

Bids Invited for 1.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems Under RESCO Model in Puducherry

Puducherry Smart City Development Limited has invited bids to install 1.1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems with net metering arrangements on various government buildings in Puducherry. The last date to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EPC Tender Issued for 95 MW of Decentralized Solar Projects in Maharashtra

EPC Tender Issued for 95 MW of Decentralized Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Central Electronics Limited, a Government of India enterprise, has issued an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) tender for 95 MW of decentralized solar projects in seven lots in Maharashtra. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up SJVN, PTC Sign Agreement to Supply RTC Renewable Power (2)

Daily News Wrap-Up: SJVN, PTC Sign Agreement to Supply RTC Renewable Power

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world SJVN Limited has signed a pact with PTC India to develop products for supplying round-the-clock renewable energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Mahindra Susten, Vikram Solar, Belectric – Top Solar EPC Companies in 1H 2021

Mahindra Susten, Vikram Solar, BELECTRIC – Top Solar EPC Companies in 1H 2021

Mahindra Susten, Vikram Solar, and BELECTRIC were the top utility-scale solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) service providing companies in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, according to ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Delhi Allows Entry of Only EVs and CNG-Run Vehicles to Control Air Pollution

Delhi Allows Entry of Only EVs and CNG-Run Vehicles to Control Air Pollution

The Delhi Government has announced that only electric vehicles and compressed natural gas (CNG)-run vehicles would be allowed entry into the city from November 27 to December 3, 2021, as the air ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
EPC Tender Issued for a 7 MW Ground-Mounted Solar Project in West Bengal

EPC Tender Issued for a 7 MW Ground-Mounted Solar Project in West Bengal

The Durgapur Projects Limited (DPL), a Government of West Bengal enterprise, has issued an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) tender for a 7 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar project in Durgapur, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions