Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is now the first and the only airport in India to run entire operations on solar and hydro power. This step is in line with the airport’s mission to be the Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport by 2030. With this latest move, the airport will reduce CO2 emissions by 2 lakh tons every year.
Delhi Airport started utilizing hydro energy from 1st June, 2022. IGIA also meets almost 6% of its electricity requirement via on-site solar power facilities, which are on the cargo terminal roofs and the airside. Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) is a GMR-led facility. The company has signed an agreement with a hydropower producing company in Himachal Pradesh.
“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,” said CEO-DIAL Videh Kumar Jaipuriar.
DIAL has been instrumental in launching green initiatives. In 2019, it introduced TaxiBots at the airport; reducing airlines’ fuel consumption during taxiing. It has also initiated a program to slowly phase out all petrol and diesel vehicles and replace them with electric vehicles.
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