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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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Empanelment Tender Issued for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects in Karnataka

Empanelment Tender Issued for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects in Karnataka

Hubli Electricity Supply Company (HESCOM) has invited bids to empanel vendors to design, supply, erect, test, and commission 10 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar projects of various capacities. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EPC Tender Floated for a 75 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

EPC Tender Floated for a 75 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) has invited bids for the design, engineering, supply, procurement, erection, testing, and commissioning of 75 MW of grid-connected solar power project near its Surat ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Floats Tender for BoS Package with Land for 720 MW of Wind Projects

NTPC Floats Tender for BoS Package with Land for 720 MW of Wind Projects

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited, has invited bids for the development package (Balance of System with land) of the interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind energy projects ...
/ / Other, Wind
APTEL Asks Power Grid to Refund Encashed Bank Guarantees to Three Wind Energy Generators

APTEL Asks Power Grid to Refund Encashed Bank Guarantees to Three Wind Energy Generators

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, set aside the order passed by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and directed Power Grid Corporation of India Limited ...
/ / Other, Wind
NTPC Invites Bids for 3,000 MWh of Energy Storage Systems

NTPC Invites Bids for 3,000 MWh of Energy Storage Systems

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited, has invited bids from developers to set up interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected energy storage systems of 3,000 MWh capacity with 500 ...
State DISCOM Directed to Pay Solar Developer Differential Tariff as per the PPA

State DISCOM Directed to Pay Solar Developer Differential Tariff as per the PPA

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently ruled that a solar developer was entitled to a tariff of ₹8.40 (~$0.113)/kWh from the Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company (GESCOM) from the date ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited for Evaluation of Programs Under National Solar Mission

Bids Invited for Evaluation of Programs Under National Solar Mission

The Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO) has invited bids from consultants to evaluate programs under the National Solar Mission of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EoI Invited for Installation of New Renewable Energy Technologies in Kerala

EoI Invited for Installation of New Renewable Energy Technologies in Kerala

The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) to select agencies to implement new and innovative renewable energy technologies on a ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tender Floated to Deploy 5,585 Electric Buses Across Five Major Cities

Tender Floated to Deploy 5,585 Electric Buses Across Five Major Cities

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has invited bids under the ‘Grand Challenge’ program to select bus operators for the procurement, operation, ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Better Tariff Structures and Policies are Driving the Growth of Open Access

Better Tariff Structures and Policies are Driving the Growth of Solar Open Access

India installed 307 MW of open access solar capacity in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, registering a 47% increase compared to 209 MW installed in ...
China Installed 53 GW of Solar Capacity in 2021, Braces for a Post-Subsidy Era in 2022

China Installed 53 GW of Solar Capacity in 2021, Braces for a Post-Subsidy Era in 2022

Being the first year of China's 14th five-year plan (2021-25), 2021 witnessed several developments that could have deep ramifications for the solar industry in the country. One of the major ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of 100,000 Mono PERC Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of 100,000 Mono PERC Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the state and central government, has invited bids for the supply of 100,000 monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ReNew Power and Fluence Form JV to Offer Energy Storage Solutions

ReNew Power and Fluence Form JV to Offer Energy Storage Solutions

Indian renewable energy developer ReNew Power has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Fluence, a provider of energy storage products and services, to form a joint venture ...
Center Infuses ₹15 Billion in IREDA to Boost Lending to the Renewable Energy Sector

Center Infuses ₹15 Billion in IREDA to Boost Lending to the Renewable Energy Sector

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the equity infusion of ₹15 billion (~$201.27 million) in the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). This fresh equity injection is expected ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Carbon Credits Supplier EKI Energy Posts Revenue of ₹13.25 Billion in 9M FY 2022

Carbon Credits Supplier EKI Energy Posts Revenue of ₹13.25 Billion in 9M FY 2022

EKI Energy Sevices, a supplier of carbon credits, announced its results for the nine months (9M) and the third quarter (Q3) ending December 31 for the financial year (FY) 2021-22 ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Tender Floated for 200,000 Mono and Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Tender Floated for 200,000 Mono and Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids for the supply of 200,000 mono and multicrystalline solar cells with wattage capacity greater than or equal to 4.62 W. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC to Manage 900 MW of Solar Projects Development in Cuba, Tender Expected in March

NTPC to Manage 900 MW of Solar Projects Development in Cuba, Tender Expected in March

NTPC Limited has been appointed as the project management consultant for the 900 MW of solar projects to be developed at 175 locations across 15 provinces in the Republic of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Karnataka Commission Asks BESCOM to Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

Karnataka Commission Asks BESCOM to Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently ruled in favor of a solar developer and allowed compensation for four solar projects of 20 MW each on the grounds of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Issues Revised Guidelines for EV Charging Infrastructure

Ministry of Power Issues Revised Guidelines for EV Charging Infrastructure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the revised ‘Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) Guidelines’ to accelerate the e-mobility transition in the country. The guidelines aim to enable faster ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
APTEL Orders Bihar Electricity Regulator to Revisit Solar Developer’s GST Claims

APTEL Orders Bihar Electricity Regulator to Revisit Solar Developer’s GST Claims

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, set aside the order passed by the Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) disallowing the benefits of an increase in tariff ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Central Electronics Floats Tender for One Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Central Electronics Floats Tender for One Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Science and Technology, has invited bids for the supply of one million multicrystalline solar cells of 4.68 W ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
REC Limited Raises $1.175 Billion to Provide Low-Cost Financing for Power Projects

REC Limited Raises $1.175 Billion to Provide Low-Cost Financing for Power Projects

REC Limited, a public infrastructure finance company, involved in financing power projects, has raised $1.175 billion (~₹82.45 billion) from a consortium of seven banks as the Mandated Lead Arrangers and ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
MNRE Adds More Projects to Comply With the ALMM Order, Including Open Access

MNRE Adds More Projects to Comply With the ALMM Order, Including Open Access

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the ‘Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) of Solar Modules (requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2019.’ As ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Reliance Industries to Invest Close to ₹6 Trillion on Green Energy Projects in Gujarat

Reliance Industries to Invest Close to ₹6 Trillion on Green Energy Projects in Gujarat

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Gujarat to invest ₹5.955 trillion (~$80.61 billion) in renewable projects as a part of the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
IREDA Launches New Program to Promote Green Mobility

IREDA Launches New Program to Promote Green Mobility

The Indian Renewable Development Agency (IREDA), under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, has launched a program to promote the manufacture and deployment of infrastructure for emerging technologies, green ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid