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About Saumy Prateek

Saumy Prateek Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.

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SECI Invites Bids to Develop a 5.76 MW Rooftop Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

SECI Invites Bids to Develop a 5.76 MW Rooftop Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) to set up a 5.76 MW grid connected rooftop solar project on behalf of Gas Authority ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Kerala

Kerala Targets 1 GW in Renewable Energy Installations to Meet Energy Demand

The renewable energy sector in Kerala could soon get a boost. The state plans to set up close to 1,000 MW of renewable energy projects comprising of solar and wind ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Chandigarh Administration Provides Incentives to Spur Rooftop Installations

Chandigarh Administration Provides Incentives to Spur Rooftop Installations

The Administration of Union Territory (UT) of Chandigarh is providing incentives to spur rooftop installations by private developers. The Chandigarh administration has targeted rooftop installation goal of 50 MW by ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
NTPC to Set Up a 3.5 MW Solar and Wind Hybrid Project in Karnataka

NTPC to Set Up a 3.5 MW Solar and Wind Hybrid Project in Karnataka

The state-run power generator, National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) to set up a 3.5 MW solar+wind hybrid power project at NTPC Kudgi, Karnataka ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Ministry of Power Announces Waiver of Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses for Solar and Wind Projects

Ministry of Power Announces Waiver of Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses for Solar and Wind Projects

The Ministry of Power has announced a waiver of inter-state transmission charges and losses for wind and solar projects in a push to encourage the growth of renewable energy generation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Trade Volume in 2016 Surpasses Last Year's Numbers

Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Trade Volume in 2016 Surpasses Last Year’s Numbers

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) started trading in India in 2012 and have been growing steadily since the first year trading volume of 6,288. In 2014, there was a slight ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
paris climate agreement

India Ratifies Paris Climate Change Agreement

On October 2, 2016, India became the 62nd country to ratify the Paris Agreement. The agreement requires every ratifying member country to come up with a national plan to curb ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bid-Submission Deadline to Install 10 MW Solar Project at Paradip Port Trust Extended

Bid-Submission Deadline to Install 10 MW Solar Project at Paradip Port Trust Extended

The bid submission deadline to install a 10 MW solar power project at the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) premises in Odisha for self-consumption has been extended to October 7, 2016 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Indian States Submit Proposal to Replace 1 GW of Conventional Energy with Solar

Indian States Submit Proposal to Replace 1 GW of Conventional Energy with Solar

The states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh (UP) have submitted proposals to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to replace a combined 1,067 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Invites Bids for 250 MW DCR Solar Projects at Pavagada Solar Park

NTPC Invites Bids for 250 MW DCR Solar Projects at Pavagada Solar Park

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the country’s single largest electricity generator, has invited bids for 250 MW of solar capacity in the Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka as part ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Low Demand and Financial Health of State DISCOM Forces MAHAGENCO to Shut Down Power Projects - Solar Not Affected

Low Demand and Financial Health of State DISCOM Forces MAHAGENCO to Shut Down Power Projects – Solar Not Affected

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has been forced to shut down four of its thermal power projects in the state due to poor offtake by the state power distribution ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Madhya Pradesh Announces Decentralized Renewable Energy Policy with a Focus on Rooftop Solar

Madhya Pradesh Announces Decentralized Renewable Energy Policy with a Focus on Rooftop Solar

Madhya Pradesh has released its “Renewable Energy Policy for Decentralized Renewable Energy Systems, 2016” after receiving cabinet approval in Bhopal on Friday, September 23. The policy is expected to drive ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APERC Proposes New RPO Targets

APERC Proposes New RPO Targets

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has proposed a new renewable purchase obligation (RPO) target for the next five years. The commission has proposed an extremely aggressive RPO target ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
TNERC Tariff Order of Rs.7.01/kWh Appealed by Energy Watchdog

TNERC Tariff Order of Rs.7.01/kWh Appealed by Energy Watchdog

Energy Watchdog, an NGO, has filed a petition against Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) for extending the control period for solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Auctions 450 MW of Solar Capacity in Maharashtra, Average VGF Bids fall by 62%

SECI Auctions 450 MW of Solar Capacity in Maharashtra, Average VGF Bids fall by 62%

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned off 450 MW of solar projects to be developed in Maharashtra as part of the National Solar Mission (NSM) Phase-II, Batch-IV, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions