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About Nitin Kabeer

Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer

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ReNew Power Fined for Project Commissioning Delay but PPA Not Terminated

Open Access Banked Units Can be Adjusted If Power Sourced from Same Generator: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in its latest order has clarified that open access consumers can avail open access throughout the year and are entitled for adjustment of the banked ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
NTPC, Karnataka, Wind-Solar Hybrid, EPC, Bid

Generic Renewable Energy Tariff to Act as Ceiling Tariff for Competitive Bidding: MERC

“The generic tariff fixed by the commission in cases where competitive bidding is also permissible should act as the ceiling tariff for guiding the competitive bidding process,” said the Maharashtra ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Indian railways REMCL Rooftop Tenders

Indian Railways Invites Bids for 2 MW of Solar Projects Along Delhi-Ambala Line

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture of Indian Railways and RITES Limited, has invited bids for setting up of 2 MW of solar projects along the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
BHEL to Set Up 129 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana for Singareni Collieries

BHEL to Set Up 129 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana for Singareni Collieries

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking (PSU) involved in the manufacturing of electrical equipment, has won an order for setting up 129 MW of solar power projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
50,000 Smart Meters Installed in New Delhi Municipal Council Area

50,000 Smart Meters Installed in New Delhi Municipal Council Area

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area has become the first municipal council in India to implement 100 percent smart metering solution in its area. This feat was achieved after the ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
NTPC Issues Floating Solar Tender for 20 MW at its Gas Power Station in Rajasthan

NTPC Issues Floating Solar Tender for 20 MW at its Gas Power Station in Rajasthan

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for a 20 MW of grid-connected floating solar project at its Anta gas power station in Rajasthan. Solar PV cells and ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Tenders 70MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV in Assam

Assam Calls Developers to Build 70 MW Solar Project in Amguri Solar Park

Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd (APGCL) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for the development of 70 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects in Amguri Solar Park in the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

Torrent Power Issues RfS for Procurement of 300 MW Solar Power from Projects in Gujarat

Torrent Power Limited (TPL) has issued Request for Selection (RfS) for the procurement of up to 300 MW of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects in Gujarat. A bidder ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Extends Project Commissioning Timeline for NREDCAP’s 30 MW Rooftop Solar Projects

Tender Floated for 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Maharashtra’s Amravati

The Public Works Department (PWD) of Amravati division in the state of Maharashtra has issued a tender to install 2 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems. The project will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Hero Future, Vikram Solar and ACME go to Court Opposing Safeguard Duty Imposed by DGTR

Sterling and Wilson Moves Delhi High Court Against Non-Payment from Skypower Solar

Two renewable project developers Skypower and Sterling and Wilson have been embroiled in a financial tussle with the latter alleging non-payment of dues for two solar projects.  After the matter ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Vedanta’s Odisha Branch Invites Expression of Interest for Procuring Solar Power

Kerala to Float Tenders for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under SOURA Program

Joining the other states in achieving 100 GW of solar capacity together by 2022, the state of Kerala is now planning to develop 1,000 MW of solar projects under the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Developers Complain They Have to Pay GST on Safeguard Duty, Request Reimbursement

Bids Invited for 2 MW of Solar Power Projects in Bihar Sharif Smart City

Bihar Sharif Smart City Limited has invited bids for 2 MW of solar projects to be developed on turnkey basis. Bihar Sharif is a town located in Nalanda district of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

Salem Smart City Limited (SSCL) has invited bids to install grid-connected rooftop solar projects. The brief scope of work includes the supply, design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Invites Bids for Battery Charging Station for 50 E-rickshaws in Faridabad

Bihar Sharif Smart City Invites Bids for an E-Rickshaw Charging Station

The Bihar Sharif Smart City Limited has invited bids for the construction of an e-rickshaw charging station in Bihar Sharif, a town located in Nalanda district of Bihar. The total ...
Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

Exide Industries to Invest 30% of Equity Shares in Three SPVs for Captive Solar Projects

Exide Industries, an Indian lead-acid storage battery manufacturer, will invest up to 30 percent of its total equity share capital in three special purpose vehicles (SPVs) to set up captive ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Does the Appointment of New RBI Governor Help India’s Solar Sector?

Does the Appointment of New RBI Governor Help India’s Solar Sector?

In the recent quarters, India’s solar industry has been reeling with lending issues, among other factors related to financing. Interest rates are about 1 percent higher and availability of financing ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Rooftop Solar Company Freyr Energy Raises ₹270 Million in Series- A Funding

Bihar Announces RfP for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for the installation of 15 MW of grid connected rooftop solar PV systems. The project will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ABB, Sungrow and Huawei Named Top Inverter Suppliers for the Indian Solar Market in 2017

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended by Six Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for BIS certification of solar inverters by six months. The new deadline is June 30, 2019. The decision was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
The Effective Rate of GST on Solar Projects is 8.9%, Argues SPDA in Letter to Jaitley

The Effective Rate of GST on Solar Projects is 8.9%, Argues SPDA in Letter to Jaitley

Keeping in view the lingering uncertainty regarding the applicable rate of GST on various components that go into the making of a solar project, the GST Council, in its 31st ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra’s Saibaba Trust Issues Tender for 10 MW of Solar Project

Maharashtra’s Saibaba Trust Issues Tender for 10 MW of Solar Project

The Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust in Maharashtra’s Shirdi has issued a tender for setting up 10 MW of grid-connected solar power project in any region of the state with a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
KERC Directs State Distribution Companies to Submit Wind PPAs for Approval

CERC Seeks Consultants to Study Regulatory Impact of REC Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has published the terms of reference for the study of regulatory impact of renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism. REC, which was designed to facilitate inter-state ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
PFC Issues $400 Million of Green Bonds on LSE’s International Securities Market

Tata Cleantech Raises ₹1,800 Million from Netherland’s FMO through Green Bonds

Tata Cleantech Capital Limited (TCCL) has raised ₹1,800 million (~$25.62 million) through green bonds from FMO, the Netherlands Development Finance Company. Tata Cleantech is a part of Tata Group in ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Developers Complain They Have to Pay GST on Safeguard Duty, Request Reimbursement

Solar Developers Complain They Have to Pay GST on Safeguard Duty, Request Reimbursement

It has been almost 6 months since the imposition of safeguard duty on solar imports to India. However, the industry is still clamoring for clarity amid a plethora of problems ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Safeguard Duty on Solar Units in SEZs and Other Policy Highlights from December 2018

Safeguard Duty on Solar Units in SEZs and Other Policy Highlights from December 2018

The month of December was a busy one for the domestic renewable sector, with a series of orders issued by various state and central agencies, especially the state electricity regulatory ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Vedanta’s Odisha Branch Invites Expression of Interest for Procuring Solar Power

Vedanta’s Odisha Branch Invites Expression of Interest for Procuring Solar Power

Vedanta Limited,  a diversified natural resources company, has invited  Expression of Interest (EoI) for the procurement of solar power under short or medium term basis from solar power generators, state ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions