IGIA India’s first airport to switch over to renewable energy sources: DIAL

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IGIA India’s first airport to switch over to renewable energy sources: DIAL

Thursday, 23 June 2022 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi Airport on Wednesday stated that it has becomes the India’s first airport to switch to renewable sources for its energy needs and  is running entirely on hydro and solar power from June 1.
As per the statement released by the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), this is a major step by the airport toward achieving the ambitious goal of becoming a net zero carbon emission airport by 2030.  
“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 Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport,” it said.
“Starting June 1, 2022, Delhi Airport has adopted renewable energy use from the hydropower plant for its demand of the remaining 94 per cent, thus ending its dependency on non-renewable power. This move will help Delhi Airport in the reduction of indirect energy emissions whopping 200,000 tonnes of CO2 every year,” it read.
“DIAL has a 7.84 MW solar power plant on the airside, whereas as part of stakeholder collaboration, operators of the Cargo terminals at Delhi Airport have added another 5.3 MW rooftop solar power plant,” DIAL said.

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