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About Shaurya Bajaj

Shaurya is a staff reporter at MercomIndia.com with experience working in the Indian solar energy industry for the past four years in various roles. Prior to joining Mercom, Shaurya worked with a renewable energy developer and a consulting company. Shaurya holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. 

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APTEL Orders Karnataka DISCOM to Clear Dues of Azure Power for Solar Supply by November End

APTEL Orders Karnataka DISCOM to Clear Dues of Azure Power for Solar Supply by November End

In a case between Azure Power and Gulbarga Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (GESCOM), the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ordered the distribution company (DISCOM) to pay all of its ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi to Procure Another Batch of 300 Electric Buses

Delhi to Procure Another Batch of 300 Electric Buses

To modernize its fleet sustainably, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has issued a tender to procure 300 low floor electric buses. Suppliers of the buses would be expected to provide ...
AAI Floats Tender to Procure Open Access Solar Power for Amritsar Airport

AAI Floats Tender to Procure Open Access Solar Power for Amritsar Airport

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has issued a tender for the procurement of solar power by Amritsar Airport through open access. According to the tender documents, Amritsar Airport is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Hyderabad’s Police Academy Floats Tender for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Hyderabad’s Police Academy Floats Tender for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel (SVP) National Police Academy has issued a tender for the development of a rooftop solar project of 1 MW capacity. According to the tender documents, the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
IIT Seeks E-Cycle Suppliers for its Patna Campus

IIT Seeks E-Cycle Suppliers for its Patna Campus

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna has floated an expression of interest (EoI) for providing electric cycles on use and pay basis for the staff and students at the ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Attracts Technical Bids from Four Developers

SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Attracts Technical Bids from Four Developers

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has received bids totaling 1,200 MW capacity for setting up solar energy projects. The projects developed are to be connected with the interstate transmission ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Hild Energy Bags 40 MW of Solar Projects Floated by EESL for Maharashtra

Hild Energy Bags 40 MW of Solar Projects Floated by EESL for Maharashtra

Hild Energy has announced that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract from the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for the development of 40 MW of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
SECI Revises Tariff Ceiling for its 1,200 MW Wind Tender to ₹2.93_kWh

SECI Revises Tariff Ceiling for its 1,200 MW Wind Tender to ₹2.93/kWh

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued an amendment revising the tariff ceiling for a 1,200 MW wind tender that it had floated last month. In September 2019, SECI ...
/ / Other, Wind
SECI Issues 400 MW Tender for Round the Clock Supply of Renewables with Energy Storage

SECI Issues 400 MW Tender for Round the Clock Supply of Renewables with Energy Storage

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender to procure 400 MW (2x200 MW) of renewable energy on round the clock basis. The energy procured through these projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

In a respite for renewable developers in the state, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Authority (APERC) has approved the tariff for three solar park projects - 750 MW (Phase - ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL Stalls DERC from Imposing Penalty on Tata Power DISCOM for RPO Non-Compliance

APTEL Stalls DERC from Imposing Penalty on Tata Power DISCOM for RPO Non-Compliance

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has provided relief to the Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) after it was penalized by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) for not meeting ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Floats Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

BHEL Floats Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender for a 50 MW (AC) solar power project for MAHAGENCO. This solar project will be located at Kaudgaon in Maharashtra. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Has Safeguard Duty Created a Market for Domestic Small-Scale Solar Manufacturers_

Has Safeguard Duty Created a Market for Domestic Small-Scale Solar Manufacturers?

In July 2018, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) recommended a safeguard duty on cells and modules imported from China and Malaysia, which upended the solar supply chain in ...
Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit (1)

Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has issued a stay order on the central government’s proceedings against electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Andhra Pradesh for not providing letters of credit to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
UPSLDC Receives Notice for Scheduling Power From 439 MW of Unapproved Wind Projects

UPSLDC Receives Notice for Scheduling Power From 439 MW of Unapproved Wind Projects

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) was recently reprimanded by the state’s electricity commission (UPERC) for a delay in filing its petition to adopt a tariff for 439 MW ...
/ / Wind
KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ruled against a petition filed by the special purpose vehicles (SPVs) of SunEdison Energy - SEI Aditi Power, SEI Bheem, SEI Suryashakthi, SEI ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its seventh annual integrated ratings for the state distribution companies (DISCOMs). The Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) and Credit Analysis and ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NISE Writes to Concentrated Solar Thermal Manufacturers for Mandatory Testing

NISE Writes to Concentrated Solar Thermal Manufacturers for Mandatory Testing

The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) has written a letter to domestic manufacturers, state nodal agencies, and concerned stakeholders regarding the mandatory testing of concentrated solar thermal (CST) products ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE’s New Guidelines Shed Light on Bidding Process for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

MNRE’s New Guidelines Shed Light on Bidding Process for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued its draft guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for the procurement of power from grid-connected wind-solar hybrid projects. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GERC Rejects Petition from Wind Developers for Refund of Delayed Payment Charge

GERC Rejects Petition from Wind Developers for Refund of Delayed Payment Charge

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has passed an order rejecting the payment claims from wind power generators Sitac RE Private Limited and Jasdan Energy Private Limited. The respondents, in ...
/ / Other, Wind
Delhi Metro Issues Tenders to Procure 100 Electric Buses

Delhi Metro Issues Tenders to Procure 100 Electric Buses

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued two tenders to procure 100 air-conditioned (AC) electric buses for its north and east clusters. The buses are expected to be deployed ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Bangladesh to Develop 50 MW of Solar Power Projects

Bangladesh to Develop 50 MW of Solar Power Projects

A consortium of ib vogt and AG Agro Industries have won a contract to develop a 50 MW grid-tied solar project in the Chittagong district of Bangladesh. The company is ...
Uruguay Floats Tender for 65 MW of Solar Projects

Uruguay Floats Tender for 65 MW of Solar Projects

Uruguayan state-owned power company, PTE, has issued a tender for the development of 65 MW of solar projects in the country. The scope of work in this tender includes the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Ordnance Factory in Uttar Pradesh Issues EoI for a 15 MW Solar Project at its Premises

Ordnance Factory in Uttar Pradesh Issues EoI for a 15 MW Solar Project at its Premises

Muradnagar Ordnance Factory has invited an expression of interest (EoI) from solar power developers for installing a solar project of 15 MW capacity at its premises in Uttar Pradesh. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
REIL Invites Bids for 50 MW of Rooftop Solar for Government Buildings Across India

REIL Invites Bids for 50 MW of Rooftop Solar for Government Buildings Across India

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids to develop 50 MW of grid-connected and small-scale solar projects in various states and union territories under the Renewable Energy ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions