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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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Tender Floated for Bhadla Substation Package for Solar Energy Zones in Rajasthan

Tender Floated for Bhadla Substation Package for Solar Energy Zones in Rajasthan

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has floated a tender for a substation package for the extension of 765/400/220 kV Bhadla-II pooling substation under the transmission system strengthening program ...
TotalEnergies' Consolidated Net Income Up 127% YoY With $2.29 billion in Q2 2021

TotalEnergies’ Consolidated Net Income Up 127% YoY With $2.29 Billion in Q2 2021

TotalEnergies, a French oil and gas major, announced the results for the second quarter (Q2) of 2021 and the first half (1 H) of 2021. The company's consolidated net income ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
RUMSL’s 500 MW Solar Tender Receives Strong Response, Oversubscribed by 7 GW

RUMSL’s 500 MW Solar Tender Receives Strong Response, Oversubscribed by 7 GW

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited’s (RUMSL) tender for 500 MW of solar projects at the Neemuch Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh has received a strong response from the bidders ...
Tamil Nadu Commission Denies Tariff of ₹7.01kWh for 288 MW of Delayed Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu Commission Denies Tariff of ₹7.01/kWh for 288 MW of Delayed Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent ruling, said that there was no provision in the energy purchase agreement (EPA) to entitle two solar power generators to ...
IL&FS Offers to Sell its Stake in a 6.5 MW Wind Project

IL&FS Offers to Sell its Stake in a 6.5 MW Wind Project

Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) has invited expression of interest (EoI) to acquire 100% shares of Ramagiri Renewable Energy (6.5 MW wind project) and purchase fixed assets of ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Uttar Pradesh Commission Rejects Part Commissioning of a 10 MW Open Access Solar Project

Uttar Pradesh Commission Rejects Part Commissioning of a 10 MW Open Access Solar Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), in a recent order, ruled that AMPSolar Evolution would not be allowed the part commissioning of its two new projects at Tilhar and ...
BHEL Issues O&M Tender for a 1.5 MW Solar Project in Hyderabad

BHEL Issues O&M Tender for a 1.5 MW Solar Project in Hyderabad

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 1.5 MW solar project at Ramachandrapuram in Hyderabad. The last date to submit the ...
Andhra High Court’s Order to Quash the 6.4 GW Solar Tender Suspended

Andhra High Court’s Order to Quash the 6.4 GW Solar Tender Suspended

The larger bench headed by the Chief Justice of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh has suspended the earlier order passed by the single-judge bench quashing the request for selection (RfS) ...
NTPC and SolarArise win RUMSL’s 450 MW Shajapur Solar Auction; Lowest Tariff - ₹2.33/kWh

NTPC and SolarArise Win RUMSL’s 450 MW Shajapur Solar Auction; Lowest Tariff – ₹2.33/kWh

NTPC Renewables and Talettutayi Solar Projects Nine (SolarArise) were declared winners in the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited’s (RUMSL) auction for 450 MW of solar projects at the Shajapur Solar ...
Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, directed the Karnataka  Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) to review its earlier order regarding the tariff reduction for the delayed rooftop ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Plea for Review of Tariff Determined for a Poultry Litter-Based Biogas Project Rejected

Plea for Review of Tariff Determined for a Poultry Litter-Based Biogas Project Rejected

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in a recent order, rejected the review petition filed by Haryana Power Purchase Center (HPPC), relating to the tariff determination for a 1.2 MW ...
Why Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited's Tender Was a Big Success

Why Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited’s Tender Was a Big Success

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited's (RUMSL) tenders for 550 MW of solar projects at the Agar Solar Park and 450 MW of solar projects at the Shajapur Solar Park ...
Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

The Supreme Court of India has lifted the suspension order imposed by the Bombay High Court on the distribution company (DISCOM) privatization process, according to the update provided to the ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Maharashtra's Draft EV Policy, 2021, Aims 25% E-Public Transport by 2025

Maharashtra’s Draft EV Policy, 2021, Aims 25% E-Public Transport by 2025

The Maharashtra Government has announced the Draft Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy, 2021. The policy aims to support the adoption of sustainable and clean mobility solutions in Maharashtra. The recommended policy ...
SECI Invites Bids for 1,200 MW of ISTS-Connected Solar Power Projects in Karnataka

SECI Releases Tender for 1,200 MW of ISTS Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released a tender for developing 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar power projects (Tranche X) in Karnataka. The last date ...
Adani Electricity Allowed to Tender 500 MW of Renewables Bundled with Conventional Power

Adani Electricity Allowed to Tender 500 MW of Renewables Bundled with Conventional Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, ruled in favor of Adani Electricity Mumbai and allowed it to initiate the process to procure power up to 500 ...
'Soura Subsidy Program'

Residential Rooftop Solar Systems of 1 kW to Cost ₹53,651 in Kerala

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has discovered the lowest bid of ₹53,651 (~$721)/kW for residential rooftop solar systems of up to 1 kW. The bids were in response to ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
GAIL Invites EoI for Acquisition of Operational Projects Located in Solar Parks

GAIL Invites EoI for Acquisition of Operational Projects Located in Solar Parks

GAIL (India) Limited, India's leading natural gas company, has invited expression of interest (EoI) to acquire operational solar power projects located in solar parks. GAIL is exploring opportunities in the ...
ITI Limited Invites EoI for 1,000 Off-Grid Solar Projects of 3.5 kW Capacity Each

ITI Limited Invites EoI for 1,000 Off-Grid Solar Projects of 3.5 kW Capacity Each

ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking under the Department of Telecommunication, has invited expression of interest (EoI) to select business associates for the design, installation, and commissioning of 1,000 off-grid ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
RUMSL’s 550 MW Solar Auction Won by Avaada Energy and O2 Power

RUMSL’s 550 MW Solar Auction Won by Avaada Energy and O2 Power

Avaada Energy and O2 Power were declared winners in the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited’s (RUMSL) auction for 550 MW of solar projects at the Agar Solar Park in Madhya ...
Rajasthan DISCOM Invites Bids for Solarization of Agricultural Feeders

Rajasthan DISCOM Invites Bids for Solarization of Agricultural Feeders

The Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) has invited bids for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of a 4.99 MW of grid-connected solar project under the renewable energy service ...
Andhra Commission Allows PPAs of Two Wind Projects to be Canceled

Andhra Commission Allows PPAs of Two Wind Projects to be Canceled

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC), in a recent order, ruled that the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed between two wind developers and the Southern Power Distribution Company of ...
/ / Wind
SECI Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW Solar Project in Chhattisgarh

SECI Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW Solar Project in Chhattisgarh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a 100 MW solar power project with land in Chhattisgarh. The successful ...
Rajasthan DISCOM Asked to Pay Variable Charges for Older Biomass Projects

Rajasthan DISCOM Asked to Pay Variable Charges for Older Biomass Projects 

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC), in a recent order, has ruled that the variable charges determined for the financial year (FY) 2019-20 will be applicable for biomass power projects ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Tender Announced for a 390 MW Solar Project with 200 MWh Battery Storage in Togo

Tender Announced for a 390 MW Solar Project with 200 MWh Battery Storage in Togo

ARISE Integrated Industrial Platform (ARISE IIP), a pan-African developer and operator of industrial parks, has invited bids from developers for a large-scale solar project of 390 MWDC  capacity with a ...