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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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Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Auctions 1 GW of Solar Projects at Lowest Tariff of ₹2.74/kWh

Shiv Solar and ACME Solar have quoted the lowest tariff of ₹2.74 (~$0.038)/kWh in the recent auction conducted by the  Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the purchase of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC, Karnataka, Wind-Solar Hybrid, EPC, Bid

SECI Issues Tenders for 1.2 GW of Wind, 1 GW of Solar, and 97.5 MW of Rooftop Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) recently issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity in the country. The first tender is for setting up of 1,200 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Orissa High Court Safeguard Duty Case

Solar Safeguard Duty Notification Should be Treated as Change in Law: MERC

The Ministry of Finance’s notification that imposed the Safeguard Duty is an event of Change in Law, and therefore the additional expenditure and other impacts will be considered for reimbursement ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Industry Sees Many Challenges With BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

UL Completes First Solar Module Certification after Revision in IEC Standards

UL, a global certification company, has completed its first solar module testing and certification after the revision of the IEC standards in March 2016. The new IEC 61215 and IEC ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
: Wind, Reverse Auctions, PPA, SECI, ISTS

Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs Seek Revision of Tariff Regulation for Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs, the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APSPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL),have jointly filed a petition with the Andhra ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Tenders 250 MW of Wind Projects

SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Auction Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.82/kWh

Four wind project developers- Ostro Energy (300 MW), Adani Renewables (250 MW), Srijan Energy Systems (150 MW), and Powerica Limited (50.60 MW), have quoted the lowest tariff of ₹2.82 (~$0.040)/kWh ...
/ / Other, Wind
Kuwait Invites Bids for Procurement of Smart Meters for Electricity and Water Consumers

Kuwait Invites Bids for Procurement of Smart Meters for Electricity and Water Consumers

Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) has issued a request for procurement (RfP) for smart meters for electricity and water consumers with two-way communication technology. A bidder can either ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
CERC Encourages POWERGRID to Monetize Transmission Lines Through Telecom Providers

CERC Encourages POWERGRID to Monetize Transmission Lines Through Telecom Providers

POWERGRID can monetize its transmission line towers by offering it to mobile telecom service providers on commercial basis under section 41 of the Electricity Act, 2003, which allows for effective ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur Smart City Floats Tender for 4.8 MW of Solar Power Projects

Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur Smart City Floats Tender for 4.8 MW of Solar Power Projects

Tiruppur Smart City Limited, located in the state of Tamil Nadu, has issued a tender to develop 4.8 MW of solar power projects at Iduvai village. The brief scope of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Calls Bidders to Install a 900 kW Rooftop Solar System at its Thermal Station in Assam

NTPC Calls Bidders to Install a 900 kW Rooftop Solar System at its Thermal Station in Assam

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender to install a 900 kW rooftop solar PV system at NTPC-Bongaigaon thermal power project in Kokrajhar district of Assam. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

Andhra Pradesh Issues RfS for 600 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APSPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL), jointly referred as APDISCOMs, have issued Request for Selection (RfS) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Central Power Research Institute to Soon Get a New Test Lab in Maharashtra’s Nashik District

Central Power Research Institute to Soon Get a New Test Lab in Maharashtra’s Nashik District

The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) will soon get a regional testing laboratory at Nashik, Maharashtra. The Minister for Power, R.K. Singh, recently laid the foundation for the new center ...
/ / Other
Deadline for Self-certification of Solar Modules Extended by Another 3 Months

Deadline for Self-certification of Solar Modules Extended by Another 3 Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for the self-certification of solar photovoltaic modules (crystalline and thin film, including bifacial type) by three months. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Solar Projects Drive Azure Power’s Revenue Up by 22% to $30.7 Million in Q2 2019

Solar Developer Azure Power’s Revenue Increases by 40% to $35 Million in Q3 of FY2019

Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) has announced its consolidated results for the third quarter ending December 31, 2018. The total revenue in the third quarter of FY19 stood at ₹2.430.8 million ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GUVNL Retenders 500 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects for Gujarat

Tender Announced for 450 MW of Projects to be Located in Solar Parks in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. (MSPGCL) has invited bids for 450 MW of solar projects to be located in solar parks. Here is a list of solar parks ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Gujarat Floats Tender for 700 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Tender Announced for 200 MW of Solar Power Projects in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has floated a new tender for setting up 200 MW of grid-connected solar power projects under Uttarakhand Solar Energy Policy-2013 (Amended -2018). The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
TEDA Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed in Tamil Nadu

Expressions of Interest Invited for 2 GW of Solar Projects at Al Dafra, Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), Abu Dhabi’s state-owned water and electric utility has invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the development of 2 GW of solar power projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
KREDL Auctions 760 MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV to be Developed Across Karnataka

Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi Smart City Invites Bids for a 1.2 MW Solar Project

Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi Smart City Limited has invited bids for the development of a 1.2 MW ground-mounted solar project at a water treatment plant near Vallanadu. The brief scope of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

NTPC to Curtail Power Supply to Jammu and Kashmir as Unpaid Dues Reach ₹20 Billion

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has written a letter to the Power Development Department (PDD) of Jammu and Kashmir, warning to restrict power supply and reallocate the power from ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Punjab Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

Contractual Agreement Mandatory for Banking of Energy by Project Developer: APTEL

Provisional interconnection approval by a state load dispatch center is not sufficient for banking of energy by any developer and it will not be responsible for pumping power without any ...
/ / Other, Wind
Grid-Connected Solar PV Project Tendered in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Power Development Board Tenders 50-60 MW of Solar Projects

Bangladesh’s Power Development Board (BPDB) has announced a tender for 50-60 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects at Rangunia, Chattogram. The projects will be developed on build, own operate (BOO) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Invites EPC Companies to Enlist for Developing Floating and Other Solar Projects

NTPC Invites EPC Companies to Enlist for Developing Floating and Other Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited applications for the enlistment of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) bidders for the development of solar power projects. The brief scope of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CEL Invites Tenders for 11 MW of RESCO Rooftop Solar Projects Across 35 CSIR Labs

CEL Invites Tenders for 11 MW of RESCO Rooftop Solar Projects Across 35 CSIR Labs

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has invited bids for the implementation of 11.12 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects at 35 sites of the Council of Scientific and Industrial ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

SECI Announces Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Kerala’s Kasargod Solar Park

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up 50 MW of solar PV projects at Kasargod Solar Park, located in the state of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EV, Charging, Infrastructure, EESL, E buses, R.K. Singh, MNRE, DISCOM, energy efficiency

NATIS Issues Tender for EV Testing Infrastructure at Manesar, Chennai, and Indore

NATRIP Implementation Society (NATIS) has issued a tender for setting up testing infrastructure for electric vehicles at three locations. NATIS is an autonomous body constituted by the Ministry of Heavy ...