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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).

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SECI Announces Notice Inviting Tender for 5 GW of Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

SECI Announces Notice Inviting Tender for 5 GW of Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has announced a notice inviting tender (NIT) for the procurement of 5 GW of power on a round-the-clock basis from renewable energy ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
BHEL Floats an O&M Tender for NTPC’s 50 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

BHEL Floats an O&M Tender for NTPC’s 50 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 50 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh. The project belongs to the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EXIM Bank Lends $35.8 Million for Solar DG Hybrid PV Systems in the Republic of Suriname

EXIM Bank Lends $35.8 Million for Solar DG Hybrid PV Systems in the Republic of Suriname

The Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) has extended a line of credit (LC) of $35.80 million (~₹2.54 billion) to the Republic of Suriname. This line of credit comes as ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
West Bengal Announces Tender for 10 MW of Solar Projects in Jhargram

West Bengal Announces Tender for 10 MW of Solar Projects in Jhargram

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has floated a tender for 10 MW (AC) of solar projects. The projects will be developed at Chuasole and Kasturia Mouza ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maldives Set to Develop Solar Battery-Diesel Hybrid Systems

Maldives Set to Develop Solar Battery-Diesel Hybrid Systems

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the environment ministry of Maldives have started to implement solar battery-diesel hybrid systems in 48 islands out of the 160 inhabited islands of the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
NTPC Issues 300 kW Rooftop Solar Tender for a School in Vindhyachal

NTPC Issues 300 kW Rooftop Solar Tender for a School in Vindhyachal

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has floated a tender for the development of a grid-tied interactive rooftop solar PV project in Madhya Pradesh. The rooftop system will be installed ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Rajasthan Asks Bidders to Match Counter-Offer for 45 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Rajasthan Asks Bidders to Match Counter-Offer for 45 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has decided to issue the award of work for 45 MW of rooftop solar projects. The RRECL has issued the counter-offer to the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Chhattisgarh to Empanel Vendors for Rooftop Solar Projects Under CAPEX Model

Chhattisgarh to Empanel Vendors for Rooftop Solar Projects Under CAPEX Model

The Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Limited (CSPDCL) has floated a tender for the empanelment of vendors for the installation of 1 kW to 500 kW of rooftop solar projects ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Bengaluru-Based EV Startup Numocity Raises Funding

Bengaluru-Based EV Startup Numocity Raises Funding

Bengaluru-based startup Numocity Technologies has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Ideaspring Capital, Rebright Partners, and ABB Technology Ventures (ATV). The early-stage startup is focused on providing end-to-end solutions ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Jharkhand Issues New Regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation

Jharkhand Issues New Regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation

The Jharkhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has come up with regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for obligated entities within the state. The earlier regulations are set to expire in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Haryana Sets Levelized Tariffs for Solar Projects for Last Six Months of FY 2019-20

Haryana Sets Levelized Tariffs for Solar Projects for Last Six Months of FY 2019-20

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued the generic levelized tariffs for solar PV projects for the last six months of the financial year 2019-20. In December 2019, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar PPAs Without Restitution Principle Can’t Claim Carrying Cost Compensation_ CERC

Solar PPAs Without Restitution Principle Can’t Claim Carrying Cost Compensation: CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed the request of Prayatna Developers Private Limited (PDPL), (a subsidiary of Adani Green Energy), to grant carrying cost on Goods and Services ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
EESL Issues RfP for Partners in UAE to Execute Energy Efficiency and Renewable Solutions

EESL Issues RfP for Partners in UAE to Execute Energy Efficiency and Renewable Solutions

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for the selection of strategic partners in the UAE. The main objective of the request for proposal (RfP) is to promote ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Madhya Pradesh’s RUMS Invites Bids for 1.5 GW of Solar Projects

Madhya Pradesh’s RUMS Invites Bids for 1.5 GW of Solar Projects

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMS) has invited bids to develop three solar parks with an aggregate capacity of 1,500 MW in the state of Madhya Pradesh. RUMS is ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Togo Announces Tender for 60-80 MW of Solar Projects

Togo Announces Tender for 60-80 MW of Solar Projects

Togo has floated a tender for two solar PV projects with an estimated capacity ranging between 60-80 MW. The projects in Kpalassi, located in the Kara region, and Salimdè in ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rajasthan Seeks Bidders to Construct Transmission Lines for Nokh Solar Park

Rajasthan Seeks Bidders to Construct Transmission Lines for Nokh Solar Park

The Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company Limited (RSDCL) has invited bids for the construction of 220 kV and 132 kV transmission lines at Nokh Solar Park in Jaisalmer on a ...
/ / Grid, T&D
APTEL Asks MERC to Release Azure Power’s Bank Guarantee for 150 MW of Solar Projects

APTEL Asks MERC to Release Azure Power’s Bank Guarantee for 150 MW of Solar Projects

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has asked the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to release the bank guarantee from Azure Power’s 150 MW solar project within two weeks. Considering ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
B. Grimm Power Acquires Ray Power Supply Company for Development of Solar Farm in Cambodia

Thailand’s B.Grimm Acquires Ray Power Supply to Develop a Solar Farm in Cambodia

B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, B.Grimm Solar Power 1 Company Limited, has completed the acquisition of Ray Power Supply Company Limited. In a filing ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
India’s Power Sector Shifting to Short-term Contracts and Spot Markets - Report

India’s Power Sector Shifting to Short-term Contracts and Spot Markets – Report

India’s power sector is currently in a transitional phase, shifting from long-term generation contracts to a greater reliance on short-term contracts and electricity spot markets. In this transition, policymakers and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Haryana Invites Bids for 279 MW of Solar Projects Near Substations Under KUSUM Program

Haryana Invites Bids for 279 MW of Solar Projects Near Substations Under KUSUM Program

Haryana has issued an expression of interest for 279 MW of solar projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program that aims to solarize ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bihar Adopts Tariff of ₹4.15_kWh for Procuring 2 MW of Power from Floating Solar Projects

Bihar Adopts Tariff of ₹4.15/kWh for Procuring 2 MW of Power from Floating Solar Projects

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has approved ₹4.15 (~$0.058)/kWh as the tariff to procure 2 MW of power from floating solar PV projects in Darbhanga. Floating solar projects have ...
IFC to Help Bangladesh Develop a 35 MW Solar Project Through Public-Private Partnership

IFC to Help Bangladesh Develop a 35 MW Solar Project Through Public-Private Partnership

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the financial arm of the World Bank, has joined hands with the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) of Bangladesh to develop a 35 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
UPERC Allows Noida Metro to Install 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Net Metering

UPERC Allows Noida Metro to Install 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Net Metering

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has allowed the Noida Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRC) to install 10 MW of rooftop solar power projects with a net metering facility ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
India’s Power Supply Deficit Remains Unchanged at 0.5%

India’s Power Supply Deficit Remains Unchanged at 0.5%

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.5% for the nine months between April 2019 and December 2019, while India’s peak power deficit stood at 0.7%, according to the data published ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ashok Leyland Partners With ABB Power Grids to Develop Fast Charging Electric Buses

Ashok Leyland Partners With ABB Power Grids to Develop Fast Charging for Electric Buses

Ashok Leyland, the flagship of the Hinduja Group, and ABB Power Grids have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the e-mobility ecosystem in the country by providing environment-friendly ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid