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    SAIL sets up 1MW solar unit at Rourkela Steel Plant

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    RSP-solarRourkela Steel Plant (RSP), a unit of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), has set up one megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation unit inside the plant premises at a cost of Rs 6.68 crore. The system, which is in the final stage of commissioning, is expected to generate minimum 1.479 million units of solar energy per annum. The company is also installing other facilities for production of green energy. Two five kilowatt (KW) rooftop solar PV power generation systems have already been installed and seven more such systems are in the pipeline. RSP 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 (GEDCOL). RSP plans to invest Rs 30,000 crore to Rs 35,000 crore for expansion of its capacity from 4.5 million tonnes per annum to 10 million tonnes per annum by 2025-26.

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