Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is installing 1 MW solar power generation plant inside Rourkela Steel Plant, a unit of SAIL. The solar PV plant premises a cost of Rs 6.68 crore.
“The solar power generation plant in Rourkela Steel Plant is in the final stage of commissioning and expected to generate minimum 1.479 million units of solar energy per annum,” said an official.
SAIL is taking appreciable steps to contribute in the production of green energy. Two 5 KW rooftop solar PV power generation systems have already been installed and seven more such systems are in the pipeline.
Rourkela Steel Plant is also in the process of setting up a 15 MW hydropower project on the downstream of Mandira Dam in collaboration with Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha.