Osmania University will soon generate its own electricity to meet its needs partially, with plans for establishment of 1 MW solar power plant that may start in a few months.
The university has proposed the 1 MW power plant in its presentation for securing funds under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), the Central government’s scheme to improve quality in the Indian State universities. It has already been sanctioned ₹108 crore under the scheme and a part of that money would be used for the power plant.
OU Vice-Chancellor S. Ramchandram said the 1 MW power plant will meet nearly 20% of the present energy needs of the varsity as it is paying nearly ₹ 12 crore electricity charges every year. For the establishment of the 1 MW plant it takes about ₹ 5 crore to ₹ 6 crore apart from five acres. Read More