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About Nithin Thomas Prasad

Nithin is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai. More articles from Nithin.

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SECI Extends Bidding Deadlines for Two Solar Projects in Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

SECI Extends Bidding Deadlines for Two Solar Projects in Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadlines for two of its tenders. The two tenders include its 15 MW floating solar project in Bilaspur, Himachal ...
REIL Issues Tender for 700 Energy Meters in Jaipur

REIL Issues Tender for 700 Energy Meters in Jaipur

Rajasthan Electronics Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for 700 energy meters in ...
Solar Developer Seeks Commissioning Deadline Extension from UPERC

Solar Developer Seeks Commissioning Deadline Extension from UPERC

Eden Renewable Jasmin Private Limited, a subsidiary of solar project developer Eden Renewables, has filed a petition with the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) seeking an extension for the ...
Solar Auctions Rise, Tenders Fall in Q2 2020

Solar Auctions Rise, Tenders Fall in Q2 2020

Government agencies announced nearly 6 GW of solar tenders during the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), a 58% decline compared to 13.4 GW in the previous quarter, according to ...
Maharashtra Commission Denies Renewable Developers Grace Period for Regulatory Delays

Maharashtra Commission Denies Renewable Developers Grace Period for Regulatory Delays

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled against 28 renewable energy developers in a common order regarding the Maharashtra State Load Despatch Centre’s (MSLDC) non-compliance of the MERC’s directives ...
NTPC Floats EPC Tender for 1,070 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

NTPC Floats EPC Tender for 1,070 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

NTPC Limited has invited bids from engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors with land for the development of up to 1,070 MW of solar projects in Rajasthan. The last date ...
SJVN To Commission 100 MW Project in Gujarat’s Dholera Solar Park by March 2022

SJVN To Commission 100 MW Project in Gujarat’s Dholera Solar Park by March 2022

SJVN Limited, a state-owned hydropower generator, announced that it won 100 MW of solar projects in the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited’s (GUVNL) auction for 700 MW of solar projects ...
EESL Floats Revised Tender for 9,347,000 Solar Home Systems for ISA Member Countries

EESL Floats Revised Tender for 9,347,000 Solar Home Systems for ISA Member Countries

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has amended its tender for solar home lighting systems for member countries of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). The tender now seeks bids for ...
Vera Energy, JSW Solar - Winners in SECI’S Auction for ISTS-Connected Blended Wind Projects

Vena Energy, JSW Solar – Winners in SECI’s Auction for Blended Solar Wind Projects

Vena Energy and JSW Solar have won 970 MW of blended wind projects under the Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) 2.5 GW auction for interstate-connected (ISTS) blended wind power ...
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Winners of Gujarat’s 700 MW Solar Auction_ Vena Energy, Tata, ReNew, O2 Power, SJVN

Winners of Gujarat’s 700 MW Solar Auction: Vena Energy, Tata, ReNew, O2 Power, SJVN

Vena Energy Renewables, Tata Power, ReNew Power, SJVN Limited, and TEQ Green Power (a subsidiary of O2 Power) are winners in the auction for 700 MW of solar projects floated ...
India Installs Just 205 MW of Solar Capacity in Q2 2020

India Installs Just 205 MW of Solar Capacity in Q2 2020

India added only 205 MW of solar capacity in the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), an 81% decline from the previous quarter's 1,090 MW of additions. The findings were ...
Tata Power Registers 10% Rise in Net Profits, 11% Dip in Revenue in Q1 2021

Tata Power Registers 10% Rise in Net Profits, 11% Dip in Revenue in Q1 2021

Tata Power announced its earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 (Q1 2021), and posted a net profit of ₹2.68 billion (~$35.9 million), a 10.3% increase from ₹2.43 billion (~$32.6 ...
EESL Announces Tender for 279 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

EESL Announces Tender for 279 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for 279 MW of solar projects across the state of Maharashtra. The project will be partially funded through the corpus ...
Assam Releases Tender to Procure 50 Electric Buses

Assam Releases Tender to Procure 50 Electric Buses

The Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) has issued a request for proposal to supply 50 electric buses in the state. Interested bidders are expected to make an earnest money deposit ...
‘Interested Parties’ in Anti-Subsidy Investigation on Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

‘Interested Parties’ in Anti-Subsidy Investigation on Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has published a list of parties interested in its anti-subsidy investigation concerning the import of textured (tempered) glass from Malaysia. This glass is used ...
Over ₹300 Billion Released by REC Under DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

Over ₹300 Billion Released by REC Under DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

REC Limited, formerly called the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, reported that it had sanctioned over ₹300 billion (~$4 billion) to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the country as of July 31, ...
Himachal Pradesh Reduces Subsidies Offered to Domestic Power Consumers

Himachal Pradesh Reduces Subsidies Offered to Domestic Power Consumers

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has reduced the subsidies offered to domestic power consumers by increasing the effective tariffs. The revised tariffs provide clarity on the tariffs determined ...
BHEL Issues Tender for Battery Energy Storage Systems at Three Locations in Delhi

BHEL Issues Tender for Battery Energy Storage Systems at Three Locations in Delhi

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for 410 kWh/415 kW of battery energy storage systems (BESS) at three sites in Delhi. The scope of work includes planning, ...
SECI Seeks to Encash Bank Guarantee for a Delayed Wind Project, Developer Files Petition

SECI Seeks to Encash Bank Guarantee for a Delayed Wind Project, Developer Files Petition

ReNew Wind Energy (TN) Private Limited, a subsidiary of ReNew Power, has filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) asking it to issue orders restraining the Solar Energy ...
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Delhi Announces New EV Policy, Proposes Incentives Up to ₹150,000 for Electric Cars

Delhi Announces New EV Policy, Proposes Incentives Up to ₹150,000 for Electric Cars

The Delhi government has issued the Delhi Electric Vehicle Policy, 2020, to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the national capital following the unsatisfactory results of the central ...
REIL Tenders for 600,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells from Domestic Manufacturers

REIL Tenders for 600,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells from Domestic Manufacturers

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for 600,000 multicrystalline solar ...
Determining Commercial Operation Date Essential for Wheeling Agreement for Renewables

Determining Commercial Operation Date Essential for Wheeling Agreement for Renewables

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ordered Amplus Green Power Limited to submit generation data to the state load despatch center (SLDC) to determine the date of commercial ...
Andhra Commission Seeks Data from Load Despatch Center to Justify DSM Amendments

Andhra Commission Seeks Data from Load Despatch Center to Justify DSM Amendments

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has written to the Andhra Pradesh State Load Despatch Center (APSLDC), asking it to submit relevant and necessary data to help justify the ...
CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.53_kWh and ₹2.65_kWh for 480 MW of Solar Projects

CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.53/kWh and ₹2.65/kWh for 480 MW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved tariffs for 480 MW of solar projects discovered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in its auction for 1.2 GW ...
Amp Energy, Tata, Azure, and O2 Power Winners in NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Auction

Amp Energy, Tata, Azure, and O2 Power Winners in NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Auction

O2 Power, Azure Power, Tata Power, and Amp Energy have together won 1,170 MW of projects in NTPC Limited’s auction for 1.2 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected ...