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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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Telangana: No Additional Surcharge for Availing Open Access from Captive Power Projects

Telangana: No Additional Surcharge for Availing Open Access from Captive Power Projects

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) directed the distribution companies to submit their filings for the determination of additional surcharge levied on open access power consumers. The surcharge helps ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Is there a Case for Basic Customs Duty on Solar Inverters_

Is there a Case for Basic Customs Duty on Solar Inverters?

To combat the impact of COVID-19, the government has announced various measures, and chief of them was the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” or self-reliant India. One of the main initiatives under this ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Bids Invited for Renewable Energy-Based Power Solutions for the Himalayan Region

Bids Invited for Renewable Energy-Based Power Solutions for the Himalayan Region

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids to develop renewable energy-based solutions for meeting energy requirements in remote high-altitude areas (HAA) of the Himalayas. The project will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Manipur Requires Consultants for 100 MW of Solar Projects The last date for the submission of

Manipur Requires Consultants for 100 MW of Solar Projects

The Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA), an autonomous agency under the state’s power department, has invited bids for consultative works for 100 MW of solar power projects in the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CEL Invites Bids for the Supply of 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

CEL Invites Bids for the Supply of 300,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has invited bids for the supply of 300,000 multicrystalline solar cells of at least 4.57 Wp. The last date for the submission of bids is ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rising Solar Module Shipments Push Jinko's Revenue Up by Over 22% YoY in Q2 2020

Rising Solar Module Shipments Push Jinko’s Revenue Up by Over 22% YoY in Q2 2020

JinkoSolar, a Chinese solar module and cell manufacturer has announced the unaudited financial results for the second quarter (Q2) 2020. According to the financial statement, the total revenue of the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Central Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of 15 MWp of Multicrystalline Solar Modules

Central Electronics Invites Bids for Supply of 15 MWp of Multicrystalline Solar Modules

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise, has invited bids for the supply of 15 MWp of multicrystalline solar PV modules. The modules are to be supplied to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers for List of Goods for Exemption from Basic Customs Duty

MNRE Asks Solar Manufacturers for List of Goods for Exemption from Basic Customs Duty

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification asking solar PV manufacturers and associations to provide the list of machinery and capital goods required for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC to Set Up Energy Intensive Industries in its Premises Across Three States

NTPC to Set Up Energy Intensive Industries in its Premises Across Three States

To promote the ‘Make in India’ initiative and provide the necessary impetus to the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, NTPC Limited has invited expressions of interest (EoI) for setting up energy-intensive ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Odisha_ Consumers Sourcing Renewable Power Through Open Access Exempt From Surcharge

Odisha: Consumers Sourcing Renewable Power Through Open Access Exempt From Surcharge

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has announced the revised cross-subsidy surcharge, wheeling, and transmission charges applicable for consumers availing conventional power through open access. The charges are for the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
SECI Paid ₹4.6 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers in August 2020

SECI Paid ₹4.6 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers in August 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid nearly ₹4.6 billion (~$62.4 million) to solar and wind developers in August 2020, which amounted to almost 84% of the total amount ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan Electronics to Empanel Agencies to Set up 1,000 EV Charging Stations

Rajasthan Electronics to Empanel Agencies to Set up 1,000 EV Charging Stations

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a government-owned manufacturer of electronic products, has invited bids for the empanelment of agencies for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The company plans ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
MNRE Invites Bids for Evaluation of Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Program

MNRE Invites Bids for Evaluation of Off-Grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited bids for evaluating the third phase of its off-grid and decentralized solar PV applications program. The evaluation study will cover ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Kerala Modifies and Floats a Fresh Tender for 200 MW of Solar Power

Kerala Modifies and Floats a Fresh Tender for 200 MW of Solar Power

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) has invited bids to procure 200 MW power from solar projects on a long-term basis for 25 years. A bidder can propose any ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Proposes Centralized Tendering for 450,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Proposes Centralized Tendering for 450,000 Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed initiating a centralized tendering process for the current year's target of 450,000 standalone solar pumps under Component B of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Readies Framework to Privatize Distribution Licensees

Ministry of Power Readies Framework to Privatize Distribution Licensees

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued draft standard bidding documents to select bidders for acquiring a majority stake in distribution licensees for the distribution and retail sale of electricity ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

Kerala State Electronics Seeks Monocrystalline Modules for a 2 MW Solar Power Project

The Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has invited bids from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply of solar panels (monocrystalline solar modules) for a 2 MW solar ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Uttarakhand Sets Net Generic Tariff of ₹3.48_kWh for Rooftop Solar Projects Up to 10 kW

Uttarakhand Sets Net Generic Tariff of ₹3.48/kWh for Rooftop Solar Projects Up to 10 kW

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) announced generic tariffs for rooftop and small solar projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program with a subsidy ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
DGTR Initiates Mid-Term Review for an Exporter of Coated Products Used in Solar Projects

DGTR Initiates Mid-Term Review for an Exporter of Coated Products Used in Solar Projects

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has initiated a mid-term review after a change in the name of an exporter from Korea in the anti-dumping investigation for imports of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
EESL’s Tender for 7.5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Andaman

EESL’s Tender for 7.5 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings in Andaman

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for 7.5 MW of rooftop solar projects on various government buildings in the union territory of Andaman. Besides the design, supply, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tender Issued for Augmenting Transmissio Infrastructure in Andhra’s Solar Parks

Tender Issued for Augmenting Transmission Infrastructure in Andhra’s Solar Parks

The Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO) has invited bids for increasing the capacity of interconnecting transformers in the state’s solar parks. The augmentation of the interconnecting transformers’ capacity will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Western Australia Invites Bids for Production of Renewable Hydrogen (1)

Western Australia Invites Bids for Production of Renewable Hydrogen

Western Australia’s Oakajee Strategic Industrial Area (Oakajee SIA) has invited expressions of interest (EoI) from corporations and businesses worldwide to produce renewable hydrogen. The Oakajee SIA is a designated, greenfield ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
West Bengal Set to Release New Regulations for RPOs

West Bengal Set to Release New Regulations for RPOs

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has published amendments to the cogeneration and generation of electricity from renewable sources regulations 2020. The Commission has invited comments and suggestions from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BESCOM Seeks Landowners and EPC Players for 11 MW of Solar Projects under KUSUM Program

BESCOM Seeks Landowners and EPC Players for 11 MW of Solar Projects under KUSUM Program

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from landowners for setting up 11 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects. The projects are to be ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Nigeria Bets on Solar to Create Jobs Post COVID-19 Disruption (1)

Nigeria Bets on Solar to Create Jobs Post COVID-19 Disruption

Nigeria is currently facing one of the most significant economic downturns in its history due to COVID-19. While the country is grappling with a recession, the government has outlined an ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar