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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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Tata Steel to Collaborate with CSIR to Deploy Decarbonization Technologies

Tata Steel to Collaborate with CSIR to Deploy Decarbonization Technologies

Tata Steel Limited and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have joined hands to work toward carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) to combat climate change and global ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Maharashtra Sets Tariffs to Procure Wind Energy from Projects with Expired EPAs

Maharashtra Sets Tariffs to Procure Wind Energy from Projects with Expired EPAs

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the energy purchase agreement (EPA) for wind projects with expired EPAs. The agreements were signed between Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited ...
/ / Wind
Telangana Prepares Framework for Demand-Side Management of Distribution Licensees

Telangana Prepares Framework for Demand-Side Management of Distribution Licensees

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has released the draft regulations for demand-side management (DSM) initiatives of distribution licensees (DISCOMs). DSM involves planning, executing, and monitoring a DISCOM's activities ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay for the Unutilized Banked Wind Energy

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay for the Unutilized Banked Wind Energy

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has asked the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) to pay for the unutilized banked energy to Arulmozhi Spinning Mills Private Limited ...
/ / Wind
Haryana DISCOM to Purchase 10 MW of Solar Energy on Short-Term Basis at ₹2.70kWh

Haryana DISCOM to Purchase 10 MW of Solar Energy on Short-Term Basis at ₹2.70/kWh

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) approved a draft power purchase agreement by Haryana Power Purchase Center's (HPPC). The draft PPA was to be executed with LR Energy for 10 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Singareni Collieries to Start the Third Phase of its 300 MW Solar Project

Singareni Collieries to Start the Third Phase of its 300 MW Solar Project

The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has approved the development of the last leg of its 300 MW solar project in Telangana. According to its latest press note, the company’s ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Energy Banking for Captive Renewable Projects Selling Open Access Power to Third-Party

Energy Banking for Captive Renewable Projects Selling Open Access Power to Third-Party

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has issued draft amendments to the intrastate open access transmission and distribution regulations 2017. Where will it apply? These regulations will apply to the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CEL Invites Bids for the Supply of 1.5 Million Multicrystalline PERC Solar Cells

CEL Invites Bids for the Supply of 1.5 Million Multicrystalline PERC Solar Cells

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has invited bids for the supply of 1.5 million multicrystalline passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC) solar cells. The last date for submitting the bids ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Over 90% of the Rooftop Solar Installations in Goa Have Net Metering Facility

Over 90% of the Rooftop Solar Installations in Goa Have Net Metering Facility

In a piece of positive news from the country’s smallest state, more than 114 consumers have installed rooftop solar systems across Goa. Many of these connections are under the net ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
SJVN Seeks Bidders to Construct a 66 MW Hydropower Project in Himachal Pradesh

SJVN Seeks Bidders to Construct a 66 MW Hydropower Project in Himachal Pradesh

SJVN Limited has invited bids for the development of the Dhaulasidh hydroelectric project. SJVN is a joint venture of the government of India and the state government of Himachal Pradesh ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bids Invited to Install a 2 MW Solar Project at a Water Treatment Unit in Varanasi

Bids Invited to Install a 2 MW Solar Project at a Water Treatment Unit in Varanasi

The Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam has invited bids to develop a 2 MW solar power project at the water treatment plant at Bhelpur in Varanasi. The scope of work will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Open Access Renewable Energy Consumption Can’t Be Offset Against RPO in Another State

Open Access Renewable Energy Consumption Can’t Be Offset Against RPO in Another State

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has dismissed a recent petition filed by Shree Cement Limited. The petitioner wanted the state regulator to allow renewable energy consumption at its Karnataka ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Uttarakhand DISCOM Mulls Passing on Tariff Rebates to Power Consumers

Uttarakhand DISCOM Mulls Passing on Tariff Rebates to Power Consumers

Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) seeks feedback on a petition filed before the Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) on a draft plan to pass on the benefits of electricity tariff ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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