Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Delhi Airport to run solely on hydro and solar power

GMR Infrastructure Limited (GIL)-led consortium has taken this major step to achieve the ambitious goal of becoming a Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport by 2030

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The Delhi Airport is the first airport to run on green energy. It uses hydro and solar power for all its energy needs since June 1. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR Infrastructure Limited (GIL)-led consortium, which manages and operates the Delhi Airport, has taken this major step to achieve the ambitious goal of becoming a Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport by 2030.

DIAL has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with a Himachal Pradesh-based hydropower producing company for the supply of hydroelectricity for the airport until 2036. Approximately 6 per cent of the airport’s electricity requirement is met from the onsite solar power plants. These plants are on the airside and on the roofs of the Cargo terminals of the airport. Since June 1 this year, the airport has started using renewable energy from the hydropower plant for its remaining 94 per cent. The move will help Delhi Airport in the reduction of indirect energy emissions of 200,000 tonnes of CO2 every year, reported IANS.

As part of the Green Transportation Programme, DIAL will be getting 62 EVs that would join the fleet in three to four months

“DIAL has been working relentlessly towards environmental sustainability and has set its target to make Delhi Airport a Net Zero Carbon Emission airport by 2030, way ahead of the global target of 2050. To achieve this, DIAL has adopted a Green Transportation program recently and now we achieved another milestone of the Green Energy Program for IGIA. Delhi Airport has been using solar power for a long time and it is now fulfilling its major electricity needs from a hydropower plant. Running Delhi Airport completely on renewable sources of energy is indeed a major milestone achieved by DIAL. This initiative has further consolidated DIAL’s positioning as one of the greenest airports globally,” said DIAL CEO Videh Kumar Jaipuriar.

As part of its moves for environmental sustainability, DIAL has introduced TaxiBots at the airport in 2019. The use of Taxibots by airlines has helped reduce the consumption of fuel by an aircraft during taxiing, and correspondingly reduce carbon emissions.

DIAL has also started using electric vehicles while phasing out all diesel- and petrol-run vehicles. As part of the Green Transportation Programme, DIAL will be getting 62 EVs that would join the fleet in three to four months.

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