Airports Authority of India Takes Energy and Water Conservation Measures at Airports
New Delhi: Airports Authority of India (AAI) has taken measures to generate solar energy for airports. AAI has signed MoU with SECI and completed 6.8 MWp roof top solar projects at 16 different airports/ units across India. AAI further awarded another 2.9 MWp solar roof top plants & 19.8 MWp solar ground mounted works at 14 airports.
Energy audit has been conducted at 42 airports in the year 2015-16 and 14 more airports are being taken up for energy audit in the year 2016-17. 15 airports were identified and taken up for replacement of conventional lights with energy efficient LED lights during the year 2015-16 and water conservation measures have been taken at 37 airports.
Solar Power Plants Solar power plants have been installed at 15 airports and also in the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan at Safdarjung Airport. The 16 solar projects completed have a total energy generation capacity of 6800 KWp. Further 14 solar power projects with a capacity of 22700 KWp have been taken up. The solar power project of Ranchi Airport has already been commissioned with a capacity of 250 KWp. Airports Authority of India (AAI) has already initiated action for installation of Ground Mounted Solar Power Plants at available land at Kolkata (15000 KWp), Jaipur (1800 KWp) and Chandigarh (3000 KWp) airports.
Recycled water is used for horticulture/firefighting/air-conditioning at 30 airports.
AAI is following GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) system for sustainable and environment friendly design. All the new buildings are constructed as per the ECBC (Energy Conservation Building Code) norms and obtain 4 star GRIHA rating. New Terminal Building at Chandigarh Airport has already obtained 4 star GRIHA rating.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Civil Aviation , Shri Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.