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About Rakesh Ranjan

Rakesh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.

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City of Gothenburg in Sweden to Develop the First Zero-Emission Zone in the World

City of Gothenburg in Sweden to Develop the First Zero-Emission Zone in the World

The City of Gothenburg in Sweden is on its way to developing the world’s first green city zone. The Gothenburg Green City Zone is an initiative launched by various stakeholders, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Chandigarh Invites Bids for 2 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

Chandigarh Invites Bids for 2 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST) has invited bids for setting up 2 MW (varying from 2kW to 100 kW) of grid-connected rooftop solar systems ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tender Reissued for a 2.75 MW Solar Project at Indian Oil's LPG Plant in Tamil Nadu

Tender Reissued for a 2.75 MW Solar Project at Indian Oil’s LPG Plant in Tamil Nadu

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has reissued the tender for setting up a 2.75 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project at the Indian Oil's LPG bottling plant at Trichy, Tamil Nadu ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Fossil Fuel Cogeneration Projects Not Exempt from Renewable Purchase Obligation

Fossil Fuel Cogeneration Projects Not Exempt from Renewable Purchase Obligation

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has, in a recent ruling, said that additional electricity produced through cogeneration could not be tied with the renewable energy obligation (RPO). The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has approved the net metering connectivity requested by Shree Cement for a captive rooftop solar power project of 1.99 MW at 132 kV ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
SECI Halves Tender Capacity for Renewable Energy Bundled with Thermal

SECI Halves Tender Capacity for Renewable Energy Bundled with Thermal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued amendments to the request for selection (RfS) document for the supply of 5 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Invites Bids for Developing 190 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

NTPC Invites Bids for Developing 190 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

NTPC Limited has invited bids to select developers for setting up 190 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects at Nokh Solar Park in Rajasthan. The project is being developed through ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Developers, DISCOM Spar Over CUF to be Considered for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

Solar Developers, DISCOM Spar Over CUF to be Considered for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has said that if the generators revised the capacity utilization factor (CUF) as per the provisions of the power purchase agreement (PPA), then the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Technical Assistance Offered for Renewable Energy Projects in Vietnam

Technical Assistance Offered for Renewable Energy Projects in Vietnam

Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI Global), a global development company has invited expressions of interest (EoI) on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Vietnam government ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tamil Nadu Invites Bids for Solar Home Lighting Systems for 385 Houses in Tiruvallur

Tamil Nadu Invites Bids for Solar Home Lighting Systems for 385 Houses in Tiruvallur

The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Government of Tamil Nadu, has invited bids for the supply, installation, and commissioning of LED-based solar-powered home lighting systems in 385 houses in Tiruvallur ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Invites Bids for Development of 300 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects

NTPC Invites Bids for Development of 300 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects

NTPC Limited has invited bids to develop 300 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind energy projects anywhere in India. The work scope includes the engineering, design, manufacturing, supply, commissioning, ...
/ / Wind
Tata Power's Power Sale Agreement With SECI for 200 MW of Solar Gets Regulatory Approval

Tata Power’s Power Sale Agreement With SECI for 200 MW of Solar Gets Regulatory Approval

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) approved the power sale agreement (PSA) signed between the Tata Power Distribution Limited (TPDDL) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi Metro Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Systems Totaling 2 MW With ₹4_kWh Tariff Cap

Delhi Metro Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Systems Totaling 2 MW With ₹4/kWh Tariff Cap

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) has invited bids for 2 MW of rooftop solar projects on staff quarters and other buildings of DMRC under the renewable energy service ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 100 MW Solar Tender with Battery Storage

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 100 MW Solar Tender with Battery Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for the 100 MW (AC) of solar power projects along with a 40MW/120 MWh battery ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment for Kochi Water Metro

Bids Invited for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment for Kochi Water Metro

The Kochi Metro Rail Limited, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) formed between the central government and the Kerala government, has invited bids for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) for its ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Telangana Government to Pay ₹400 Million to Solar Developers in GST and VAT Refunds

Telangana Government to Pay ₹400 Million to Solar Developers in GST and VAT Refunds

The Telangana government has approved the release of ₹400.19 million (~$5.48 million) to Mytrah Agriya Power and six other solar firms toward the refund of State Goods and Services Tax ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NHPC Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Project in Karnataka

NHPC Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Project in Karnataka

NHPC has invited bids to develop a 100 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected ground-mounted solar power project at the ultra-mega renewable energy power park in the Koppal district of Karnataka. NHPC ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tender Reissued for Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings in Belagavi

Tender Reissued for Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings in Belagavi

Belagavi Smart City Limited (BSCL) has reissued the tender for the selection of a developer to install rooftop solar systems on a 'discount over retail tariff' basis on select government ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited for Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Based Hybrid Train Between Kalka and Shimla

Bids Invited for Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Based Hybrid Train Between Kalka and Shimla

The Indian Railways Organization for Alternate Fuels (IROAF) has invited bids to develop a hydrogen fuel cell-based hybrid power train for retrofitting the 700 HP diesel-hydraulic locomotives running on the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
West Bengal Mandates Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Above 5 kW

West Bengal Mandates Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Above 5 kW

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has issued amendments to the Cogeneration and Electricity Generation from Renewable Sources Regulations 2013. A significant amendment is the mandate of a gross ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
DISCOMs Must Pay Existing Renewable Developers On Time to Attract New Competitive Bids

DISCOMs Must Pay Existing Renewable Developers On Time to Attract New Competitive Bids

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) recently heard the petition of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to relax penalty for unmet renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
BHEL Invites Bids for Supply of Multicrystalline and Mono PERC Solar Cells

BHEL Invites Bids for Supply of Multicrystalline and Mono PERC Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a government undertaking, has invited bids for the supply of 8,352,000 multicrystalline and monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) solar cells. The scope of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Battery Technology Company Romeo Power Goes Public in a $900 Million SPAC Deal

Battery Technology Company Romeo Power Goes Public in a $900 Million SPAC Deal

The California-based battery technology company, Romeo Power, announced that it has completed its 'business combination' with RMG Acquisition, becoming a public entity in the process. RMG Acquisition is a special ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
EPC Tender Floated for Two Small Hydropower Projects of 10 MW in Darjeeling

EPC Tender Floated for Two Small Hydropower Projects of 10 MW in Darjeeling

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has invited bids for the development of a 10 MW (2 x 5 MW) small hydroelectric project in Lodhama in Darjeeling ...
/ / Other, Water
Manipur Invites Bids for 100 MW of Solar Projects With Ceiling Tariff of ₹3_kWh

Manipur Invites Bids for 100 MW of Solar Projects With Ceiling Tariff of ₹3/kWh

Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA), an autonomous agency under the state's power department, has invited bids to develop 100 MW of grid-connected solar power projects at Jiribam in Manipur ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions