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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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Maldives Issues Tender for 40 MW/40 MWh of Battery Energy Storage Systems

Maldives Issues Tender for 40 MW/40 MWh of Battery Energy Storage Systems

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, and Technology, Maldives, has invited bids from engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contractors to install battery energy storage systems (BESS) of 40 MW/40 MWh capacity ...
Gujarat Invites Bids from Manufacturers of E-Rickshaws and Electric Two-Wheelers

Gujarat Invites Bids from Manufacturers of E-Rickshaws and Electric Two-Wheelers

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited bids from manufacturers to market and distribute 11,000 battery-operated two-wheelers and 5,417 e-rickshaws with lithium-ion batteries under the GEDA subsidy program 2021-22 ...
ALMM Effect: Solar Developers Worried About Supply, Module Makers Unconcerned

ALMM Effect: Solar Developers Worried About Supply, Module Makers Unconcerned

To closely monitor the component solar suppliers and their manufacturing facilities, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has made it mandatory for solar cell and module manufacturers to ...
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Chhattisgarh Floats Tender for 15,000 Lead Acid Batteries for Solar Applications

The Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has invited bids to procure 15,000 low-maintenance lead-acid batteries with a five-year on-site warranty for solar applications of different capacities in the ...
Regulator Allows Partial Credit Adjustment for an Open Access Wind Power Consumer

Regulator Allows Partial Credit Adjustment for an Open Access Wind Power Consumer

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent ruling, allowing for credit adjustment of units generated from wind projects for September 2017, July 2018, and October 2019 for an ...
/ / Wind
PepsiCo India Allowed to Carry Over Shortfall in Renewable Power Purchase Obligation

PepsiCo India Allowed to Carry Over Shortfall in Renewable Power Purchase Obligation

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC), in a recent order, has allowed beverage major PepsiCo India Holdings to make up for its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) shortfall for the ...
SECI Releases ₹4.91 Billion to Solar, Wind Developers for Power Purchase in April

SECI Releases ₹4.91 Billion to Solar, Wind Developers for Power Purchase in April

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid around ₹4.91 billion (~$67.3 million) to solar and wind developers for the power it purchased in April 2021, mentions the data released ...
ACME Solar Withdraws Termination Petition for 600 MW Project with ₹2.44kWh Tariff

ACME Solar Withdraws Termination Petition for 600 MW Project with ₹2.44/kWh Tariff

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, asked the subsidiaries of ACME Solar developing 600 MW of solar projects in Rajasthan to submit the current status of ...
EESL Invites Bids to Supply ABT Meters for Decentralized Solar Projects

EESL Invites Bids to Supply ABT Meters for Decentralized Solar Projects

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has invited bids for the supply and installation of 300 availability-based tariff (ABT) meters for remote monitoring of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 200,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells (1)

Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tender for 200,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the government of India and the Rajasthan government, has invited bids to procure 200,000 multicrystalline solar cells of wattage output ...
Manipur Tenders a 50 MW Solar Project with ₹3/kWh Tariff Cap

Manipur Tenders a 50 MW Solar Project with ₹3/kWh Tariff Cap

The Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA) has invited bids to set up a 50 MW grid-connected solar project at Jiribam in Manipur. The ceiling tariff for the project has ...
Ministry of Power Proposes Restructuring Renewable Energy Certificates Mechanism

Ministry of Power Proposes Restructuring Renewable Energy Certificates Mechanism

The Ministry of Power has released a discussion paper on redesigning the renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism for stakeholder comments. The stakeholders have time until June 25, 2021, to submit ...
Surplus Energy By Captive Solar Projects to be Compensated at ₹1.99kWh in Gujarat

Surplus Energy by Captive Solar Projects to be Compensated at ₹1.99/kWh in Gujarat

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL), in a recent notification, announced that the average of solar tariffs discovered and contracted through competitive bidding process conducted by GUVNL for non-park ...
Uttar Pradesh Regulator Sets Tariff for a Biomass Project (1)

Uttar Pradesh Regulator Sets Tariff for a Biomass Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), in a recent order, set a tariff of ₹5.56 (~$0.076)/kWh to procure power from a 12.5 MW biomass project from the date of ...
DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹113.34 Billion at the End of April 2021

DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹113.34 Billion at the End of April 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹113.34 billion (~$1.56 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 200 pending invoices at the end of April 2021, according to ...
Solar Developers Ask For Stay on Anti-Dumping Probe, Court Gives Time for Feedback

Solar Developers Ask for Stay on Anti-Dumping Probe, Court Gives Time for Feedback

The Delhi High Court has directed the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) to extend the deadline for providing feedback for the anti-dumping investigation on imported solar cells and modules ...
NTPC Subsidiary Floats Tender to Procure Land for Solar Projects in Maharashtra

NTPC Subsidiary Floats Tender to Procure Land for Solar Projects in Maharashtra

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids to purchase land for setting solar power projects under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana in ...
MSEDCL Asked Not to Levy Additional Surcharge for a Captive Open Access Solar Project

MSEDCL Asked Not to Levy Additional Surcharge for a Captive Open Access Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, asked Exide Industries not to pay any additional surcharge for captive power consumption and directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution ...
Railways Tenders for 740 MW of Solar Projects

Railways Tenders for 740 MW of Solar Projects

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture of the Indian Railways and RITES, has invited bids for setting up a 740 MW ground-mount solar project on vacant ...
West Bengal Plans to Roll Out 1 Million Electric Vehicles in the Next Five Years

West Bengal Plans to Roll Out 1 Million Electric Vehicles in the Next Five Years

The Power Department of West Bengal has announced the Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021, aiming to position the state as a sustainable transportation infrastructure hub. Through the move, the state ...
Bharat Petroleum Invites Bids for Open Access Renewable Power

Bharat Petroleum Invites Bids for 15 MW of Open Access Renewable Power

Bharat Petroleum has invited bids to procure 15 MW of solar and non-solar renewable power on a short-term open access basis for its refinery in Mahul, Mumbai. The successful bidder's ...
Haryana Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems

Haryana Floats Tender for LED-Based Solar Home Systems

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has invited bids for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 11,241 solar home systems for Anganwadi centers in Haryana and 4,300 solar home ...
Bids Invited from Project Consultants for a 2,375 MW Renewable Energy Park in Gujarat

Bids Invited from Project Consultants for a 2,375 MW Renewable Energy Park in Gujarat

The Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) has invited bids from project consultants to develop a 2,375 MW solar, wind, and hybrid renewable energy park at the Great Rann of ...
Haryana Invites Bids for 10.4 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

Haryana Invites Bids for 10.4 MW of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has invited bids to install 10.4 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects both with and without battery storage at various locations across the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Bank Guarantee of a 300 MW Wind Project Stuck Under Regulatory Procedures

Bank Guarantee of a 300 MW Wind Project Stuck Under Regulatory Procedures

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reserved its judgment, in reply to a petition filed by ReNew Power and its three subsidiaries on submitting a fresh bank guarantee to ...
/ / Other, Wind