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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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JERC Denies Exemptions Under Open Access Regulations for Solar Projects

JERC Denies Exemptions Under Open Access Regulations for Solar Projects

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories, in a recent order, dismissed the petition filed by solar project developers seeking directions to resolve ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Invites Bids for 1.5 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Invites Bids for 1.5 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the supply of 1.513 million multicrystalline solar cells with a wattage output of 4.67 Wp. The cells should be five busbars ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC, NLC India, Ayana, and Azure Power Winners in SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Auction

NTPC, NLC India, Ayana, and Azure Power Winners in SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Auction

NTPC Limited, NLC India, Project Ten Renewable Power (Ayana Renewable Power), and Azure Power were declared winners in the Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) auction for 1,200 MW interstate ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Telangana Regulator Approves PSAs for Solar and Solar Bundled With Thermal Power

Telangana Regulator Approves PSAs for Solar and Solar Bundled With Thermal Power

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC), in a recent order, approved six power sale agreements (PSAs) dated June 18, 2016, between state distribution companies (DISCOMs) and NTPC for 400 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NHPC Issues EPC Tender for a 500 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

NHPC Issues EPC Tender for a 500 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

NHPC Limited has invited bids for engineering, procurement, and construction of a 500 MW solar power project connected with the interstate transmission system (ISTS) in Tamil Nadu. The successful bidder ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tender Issued for 487 MW of Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program in Maharashtra

Tender Issued for 487 MW of Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited bids for 487 MW of decentralized solar projects of 500 kW to 2 MW capacity under Component A of the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Generic Tariff for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW Increased to ₹4.02/kWh in Karnataka

Generic Tariff for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW Increased to ₹4.02/kWh in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order setting the generic tariff for solar power projects (including rooftop solar projects) for FY 2022 and FY 2023. The Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NHPC Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW Floating Solar Project in Odisha

NHPC Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW Floating Solar Project in Odisha

NHPC Limited has invited bids for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a 100 MW floating solar power project and the associated 220 kV transmission line for connectivity to the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited to Hire Consultants for a 55 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Bids Invited to Hire Consultants for a 55 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Meja Urja Nigam Private Limited (MUNPL), a joint venture of NTPC and the Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam (UPRVUNL), has invited bids to hire consultants to prepare a detailed ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
APTEL Asks DISCOM to Restore Tariff and Pay Late Payment Surcharge to Solar Developers

APTEL Asks DISCOM to Restore Tariff and Pay Late Payment Surcharge to Solar Developers

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has set aside the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission's (KERC) earlier order reducing the tariff for five solar projects. APTEL ruled that the solar developers ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Suzlon Posts 122% Increase in Net Revenue in Q1 FY 2022

Suzlon Posts 122% Increase in Net Revenue in Q1 FY 2022

Pune-based renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon Energy Limited announced the results for the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2022. As per the financial statement released by the ...
/ / Other, Wind
Wind Installations Up 76% Year-over-Year With 239 MW of New Capacity Added

Wind Installations Up 76% Year-over-Year With 239 MW of New Capacity Added

Wind installations in India in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021 were down by 62% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), with 239 MW added in Q2 2021, compared to 623 MW added in ...
/ / Wind
Bangladesh Floats EPC Tender for a 68 MW Solar Project

Bangladesh Floats EPC Tender for a 68 MW Solar Project

The Bangladesh-China Renewable Energy Company has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a 68 MW solar power project on a turnkey basis at Sirajganj Solar Park ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
APTEL Denies Tariff Cut for a Delayed Solar Project, Allows Recovery of Liquidated Damages

APTEL Denies Tariff Cut for a Delayed Solar Project, Allows Recovery of Liquidated Damages

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, directed a solar developer to pay liquidated damages to the Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company (GESCOM) for the delay of 31 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Coal India Subsidiary Floats EPC Tender for a 50 MW Solar Project in Odisha

Coal India Subsidiary Floats EPC Tender for a 50 MW Solar Project in Odisha

Mahanadi Coalfields, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a 50 MW grid-connected solar power project with evacuation infrastructure ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Gap Between DISCOMs’ Energy Cost and Revenue Narrowed to ₹0.28kWh in FY 2020

Gap Between DISCOMs’ Energy Cost and Revenue Narrowed to ₹0.28/kWh in FY 2020

The Union Minister R.K. Singh said in Rajya Sabha that the gap between the Average Cost of Supply (ACS) and the Average Revenue Realized (ARR) at the national level reduced ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Directs SECI To Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

CERC Directs SECI to Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, directed the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to compensate a solar developer for the additional cost incurred due to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Neemuch Auction

RUMSL’s 500 MW Neemuch Solar Auction Gets Lowest Tariff of ₹2.14/kWh

TP Saurya, a Tata Power subsidiary, and AlJomaih Energy and Water Company are winners in the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited’s (RUMSL) auction for 500 MW of projects at the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bihar Floats Tender for 1 MW of Hybrid Rooftop Solar Projects with Net Metering Facility

Bihar Floats Tender for 1 MW of Hybrid Rooftop Solar Projects with Net Metering Facility

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has invited bids to install 1 MW of hybrid rooftop solar projects with a net metering facility under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar and Wind Developers Invited to Bid for Funding Support for Projects in South Africa

Solar and Wind Developers Invited to Bid for Funding Support for Projects in South Africa

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has invited bids to support solar and wind generation projects under the embedded generation investment program (EGIP). The selection will be conducted through ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Developer's Request for Supplementary PPA for a Delayed Solar Thermal Project Rejected

Developer’s Request for Supplementary PPA for a Delayed Solar Thermal Project Rejected

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, rejected a solar developer's request for approval of a supplementary power purchase agreement (SPPA) for a delayed project. The Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Releases O&M Tender for NTPC's 25 MW Floating Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

BHEL Releases O&M Tender for NTPC’s 25 MW Floating Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 25 MW floating solar power project at NTPC Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh for 36 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Developer's Plea for Extending Commissioning Dates for 140 MW of Solar Projects Rejected

Developer’s Plea for Extending Commissioning Dates for 140 MW of Solar Projects Rejected

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, rejected the request of a solar developer for extension of the scheduled commissioning dates of two solar projects of 70 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Mongolia Floats EPC Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project at Moron

Mongolia Floats EPC Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project at Moron

The Ministry of Energy, Government of Mongolia, has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a 10 MW solar power project at Moron in Mongolia. The last ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Lucknow Smart City Issues Tender for 8.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Lucknow Smart City Issues Tender for 8.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Lucknow Smart City Limited (LSCL) has invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the installation of 8.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) model ...