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About Rakesh Ranjan

Rakesh Ranjan 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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Bids Invited for 41 MW of Solar Projects at Three GETCO Substations in Gujarat

Bids Invited for 41 MW of Solar Projects at Three GETCO Substations in Gujarat

Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSECL) has floated three tenders to set up a total of 41 MW of grid-connected solar power projects at the Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation (GETCO) substations ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Punjab Commission Quashes DISCOM's Decision to Terminate PPAs of Two Solar Projects

Punjab Commission Quashes DISCOM’s Decision to Terminate PPAs of Two Solar Projects

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) recently quashed the order of the Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) terminating the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for procuring power from two solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited to Install 3.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Telangana Government Schools

Bids Invited to Install 3.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Telangana Government Schools

Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has invited bids to install and commission 3.07 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems of various capacities with net metering at 1,521 government ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Indian Oil Invites Bids for 1.5 MW of Captive Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Indian Oil Invites Bids for 1.5 MW of Captive Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) has invited bids for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of 1.485 MW of grid-connected captive solar power projects at its bottling plants in Uttar Pradesh. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rajasthan Commission Approves Safeguard Duty, GST, and BCD as 'Change in Law' Events

Rajasthan Commission Approves Safeguard Duty, GST, and BCD as ‘Change in Law’ Events

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) recently ruled that the change in rates of safeguard duty, basic customs duty (BCD) on inverters, levy of BCD on the import of solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Denies Start Date Extension of Medium-Term Open Access for a Solar Project

CERC Denies Start Date Extension of Medium-Term Open Access for a Solar Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently rejected a solar generator's plea seeking an extension of the start date of medium-term open access (MTOA). It said that the transmission charges ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Tops Power Sellers in Green Day Ahead Market in Q1 2022

Karnataka Tops Power Sellers in Green Day Ahead Market in Q1 2022

Karnataka was the top seller of power in the Green Day Ahead Market (GDAM) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, accounting for 58.9% of the total power sold in ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Solar Developer's Plea for Commissioning Deadline Extension Rejected

Solar Developer’s Plea for Commissioning Deadline Extension Rejected

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) recently rejected a solar developer's plea seeking an extension of the commissioning deadline on the grounds of 'force majeure' events and said that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Deadline for Coal-Based Power Plants to Meet Emission Standards Extended Again

Deadline for Coal-Based Power Plants to Meet Emission Standards Extended Again

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has once again extended the deadline for coal-based power plants to install pollution control technology and meet emission standards. The deadline ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Capacity Ceiling for Group and Virtual Net Metering Set at 500 kW in Chhattisgarh

Capacity Ceiling for Group and Virtual Net Metering Set at 500 kW in Chhattisgarh

The capacity of renewable systems installed under group net metering or virtual net metering should not be less than 1 kW and more than 500 kW, according to the 'Group ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
FDI Inflow Into India’s Renewable Energy Sector Surged 269% YoY in Q1 FY 2023

FDI Inflow Into India’s Renewable Energy Sector Surged 269% YoY in Q1 FY 2023

Foreign Direct investment (FDI) in India’s renewable energy sector stood at $949.45 million (₹75,555 million) in the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2022-23, an increase of 269% ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
NTPC and Avaada Energy Declared Winners in MSEDCL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

NTPC and Avaada Energy Declared Winners in MSEDCL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

NTPC Renewable Energy and Avaada Energy were declared winners in Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company’s (MSEDCL) auction to procure power from 500 MW of grid-connected inter or intrastate solar projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EPC Tender Floated for 9 MW of Solar Power Projects in Maharashtra

EPC Tender Floated for 9 MW of Solar Power Projects in Maharashtra

Mahasamruddhi Renewable Energy (MREL), a special purpose vehicle of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), has invited bids to install and commission  9 MW of solar power projects in ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Assam Making Rapid Strides in Solar Open Access

Assam Making Rapid Strides in Solar Open Access

Karnataka was the top state for open access solar installations in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, followed closely by Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, and Gujarat ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Renewable Energy Trading on IEX Down 35% MoM in August

Renewable Energy Trading on IEX Down 35% MoM in August

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 437 million units (MU) of renewable energy in August 2022, registering a 6% year-over-year (YoY) growth. The volume traded declined by 35% compared to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Indian Oil Seeks Consultants for a 2.5 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

Indian Oil Seeks Consultants for a 2.5 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has invited bids from consultants for project management consultancy services to set up a 2.25 MW of grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project at its Liquefied Petroleum ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited for 1.3 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Madhya Pradesh

Bids Invited for 1.3 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Madhya Pradesh

ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking under the Department of Telecommunications, has invited bids to install and commission 1.3 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems of various capacities under Phase ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Seci Invites Bids for 2.25 GW RTC Power from Renewable and Non-Renewable Sources

SECI Invites Bids for 2.25 GW RTC Power from Renewable and Non-Renewable Sources

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for the supply of 2.25 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected renewable power projects complemented with power ...
/ / Other, Tenders and Auctions
Captive Generator's Plea to Carry Forward Banked Solar Energy Rejected

Captive Generator’s Plea to Carry Forward Banked Solar Energy Rejected

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) recently asked the Haryana distribution companies (DISCOMs) to calculate the percentage of self-consumption of a captive power generator after excluding generation and consumption figures ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
RUMSL’s 750 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender Oversubscribed by 530 MW

RUMSL’s 750 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender Oversubscribed by 530 MW

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited’s (RUMSL) tender for 750 MW of grid-connected wind-solar hybrid projects in Madhya Pradesh has been oversubscribed by 530 MW, according to Mercom sources. This ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited for 30 MW of Ground-Mounted and Floating Solar Projects in Sri Lanka

Bids Invited for 30 MW of Ground-Mounted and Floating Solar Projects in Sri Lanka

Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has invited bids to set up 30 MW of ground-mounted and floating solar projects of 1 MW-5 MW capacity on a build, own, and operate basis ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Invites Bids to Procure Renewable and Round-the-Clock Power

NTPC Invites Bids to Procure Renewable and Round-the-Clock Power

NTPC Vidyut Vayapar Nigam (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from renewable developers to procure renewable and round-the-clock (RTC) power on a medium and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bids Invited for 255 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects With Greenshoe Option Across India

Bids Invited for 255 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects With Greenshoe Option Across India

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) has invited bids to set up 255 MW of wind-solar hybrid power projects with a greenshoe option of an additional 255 MW across India. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Open Access Solar Installations Up 97% YoY in 1H 2022, with 1.3 GW of New Capacity Additions

Open Access Solar Installations Up 97% YoY in 1H 2022, with 1.3 GW of New Capacity Additions

India added 1.3 GW of new open access solar capacity in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, registering a growth of 97% compared to 638 MW ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Jinko Solar Ships Over 100 GW of Modules in Q2 2022

Jinko Solar Ships Over 10 GW of Modules in Q2 2022

Jinko Solar, the Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer, has recorded a revenue of RMB18.84 billion (~$2.81 billion) in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year 2022, up 27.6% quarter-over-quarter ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar