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About Sampath Krishna

Sampath KrishnaSampath has been part of the Mercom India research and news team since the company’s inception. He currently oversees all data and research relating to news published on the MercomIndia.com platform. Sampath received his Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree from Kuvempu University and Post Graduate Diploma in Management, from Indira Gandhi National Open University. More articles from Sampath Krishna.

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MW-Scale Solar Project

SECI Tenders 100 MW of Solar Under the Domestic Content Category at Bhadla Phase-III Solar Park in Rajasthan

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered a 100 MW solar project under domestic content requirement (DCR) category at Bhadla Phase-III Solar Park in Rajasthan. The project will be developed ...
BEL DCR Solar Tender

Bharat Electronics Limited Tenders 36 MW of Solar Projects under DCR Category

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has tendered a total of 36 MW (AC) of solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category. The capacity comprises of two projects of 10 MW ...
Solar Project

Indian Oil Corporation Tenders 3 MW of Solar in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) tendered a 3 MW ground mounted solar PV project to be constructed at Indian Oil Kadapa Bottling Plant premises located in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The project ...
SECI Tenders 2 MW of Solar for Kolkata Port Trust

SECI Tenders 2 MW of Solar for Kolkata Port Trust

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered a 2 MW solar PV project to be constructed at the Haldia dock complex on behalf of the Kolkata Port Trust. The ...
NREDCAP Tenders 4 MW of Wind in AP

NREDCAP Tenders 4 MW of Wind in Andhra Pradesh

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered a 4 MW wind project in Andhra Pradesh. The bid-submission deadline is January 18, 2017. The estimated ...
/ / Other, Wind
Sambhar Salts Looks for EPC Contractor to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Sambhar Salts Looks for EPC Contractor to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Sambhar Salts Limited, a subsidiary of Hindustan Salts Limited (a government-owned salt company), has invited expression of interest to develop a 100 MW solar project in Sambhar, Rajasthan. The deadline for submission ...
SECI Releases List of Successful Bidders for 500 MW Rooftop Auction

SECI Releases List of Successful Bidders for 500 MW Rooftop Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released the list of successful developers who won bids to develop rooftop solar projects across the country. In April of 2016, SECI had tendered 500 ...
Solar Tariffs

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Tenders 250 MW Solar in Odisha

Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has tendered 250 MW (AC) of large-scale solar projects in the state of Odisha. The projects will be spread over five locations with a minimum capacity ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India's Power Supply Deficit Hits 0.7 Percent in the Eight-Month Period from April-November in FY 2016-17

India’s Power Supply Deficit Hits 0.7 Percent in the Eight-Month Period from April-November in FY 2016-17

India recorded a low power supply deficit of 0.7 percent in the eight-month period from April to November, 2016-17. Over 777,506 million units of electricity was produced, 1.05 percent less ...
/ / Grid, T&D
SECI Auctions 100 MW of Grid-Connected Solar

SECI Auctions 100 MW of Grid-Connected Solar at Ananthapuramu Solar Park Under Domestic Content Rules

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) successfully auctioned 100 MW of grid-connected solar under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category at Ananthapuramu solar park in Andhra Pradesh. These projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rooftop Solar

SECI Tenders 1,000 MW of Rooftop Solar in India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 1,000 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar in India for installation on government buildings and offices throughout the country. Of the 1,000 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rajasthan Solar Project

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments, Tenders 10 MW Solar on Behalf of ONGC

Rajasthan Electronic and Instruments Ltd. (REIL), has tendered a 10 MW (AC) solar project on behalf of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), to be set up at Hazira in ...
Utility Scale Solar

Azure Power Begins Construction of 100 MW Solar Project at Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park

Azure Power has commenced the construction of a 100 MW solar project at the Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh. The project is expected to be commissioned by ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE Targets 20 GW of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Addition in FY 2017-18

MNRE Targets 20 GW of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Addition in FY 2017-18

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set a target of adding 20,450 MW of grid-connected renewable energy capacity in the financial year 2017-18. In a written reply ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA Invites Public Comments on Draft Regulations Regarding Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid

CEA Invites Public Comments on Draft Regulations Regarding Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has invited comments from the public on its draft regulations technical standards for connectivity to the grid. The comment period will be open from November 15, 2016 to ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
SECI Tenders 750 MW of Solar at Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan at a Benchmark Tariff of Rs.3.93 (~$0.0590)/kWh

SECI Tenders 750 MW of Solar at Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan at a Benchmark Tariff of Rs.3.93 (~$0.0590)/kWh

In the state of Rajasthan, 750 MW of solar has been tendered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) at a low benchmark price of Rs.3.93 (~$0.0590)/kWh compared to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
10 MW Solar Project Commissioned at Panipat Thermal Power Station in Haryana

10 MW Solar Project Commissioned at Panipat Thermal Power Station in Haryana

Haryana Power Generation Corporation (HPGCL) has commissioned a 10 MW solar project at the premises of Panipat Thermal Power Station (PTPS) in Panipat. The project was set up by Sterling ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
SECI Invites Tenders to Set Up 1,000 MW of Interstate Transmission System Connected Wind Projects

SECI Invites Tenders to Set Up 1,000 MW of Interstate Transmission System Connected Wind Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited tenders to set up 1,000 MW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects. The development is in line with Ministry ...
/ / Other, Wind
vikram solar

GIPCL Issues Letters of Intent to Vikram Solar to Develop Two Solar Power Projects

The Gujarat Industries Power Company (GIPCL) has issued letters of Intent (LoI) to Vikram Solar to set up two solar power projects of 40 MW each at Charanka solar park ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
NTPC Retenders 250 MW Solar Project at Kadapa Solar Park

NTPC Retenders 250 MW Solar Project at Kadapa Solar Park

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to develop a 250 MW solar project at the Kadapa Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh. The project is to be developed under the ...
TPREL Signs PPA to Develop a 100 MW Solar Project at Anantapuram Solar Park

TPREL Signs PPA to Develop a 100 MW Solar Project at Anantapuram Solar Park

Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to develop a 100 MW solar project ...
NTPC Invites Bids to Develop 17 MW Solar Project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

NTPC Invites Bids to Develop 17 MW Solar Project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to develop a 17 MW grid-connected solar PV project in the village of Manglutan in South Andaman of the Andaman and ...
NTPC Invites Bids to Develop 8 MW Solar Project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

NTPC Invites Bids to Develop 8 MW Solar Project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to develop an 8 MW grid connected solar PV project in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This project is part of ...
Export Import

India Solar PV Imports and Exports Rising

India exported solar modules and cells worth $41 million (~Rs.2.74 billion) from April to July 2016, which was up 116 percent from the same time last year. During that same ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Auctions 100 MW DCR Category Solar Projects

NTPC Auctions 100 MW DCR Category Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has auctioned 100 MW solar projects under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category at the Pavagada solar park in Tumkur, Karnataka. The winning projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions