HYDERABAD: In a step towards making Hyderabad International Airport a green airport, GHIAL has commissioned a 5 MW solar power plant for its captive consumption and plans to gradually scale the capacity up to 30 MW over the next two to three years.
Situated close to the airport access road, the solar power plant has started generating around 25,000 units per day of pollution free energy to meet 30 per cent of airport’s power demand.
Commenting on the green development, Kishore said “Hyderabad airport, like other group companies of GMR, is committed towards generating renewable energy. As part of this commitment, we have commissioned a 5 MW captive solar power plant. This is also in alignment with the government’s solar vision and the recently announced initiative by the civil aviation ministry to have solar-powered airports. We also have plans to go for another 7MW solar power plant as part of our energy neutral objective,’’ he said.
The green energy produced by the plant is equivalent to meet requirement of about 4,800 homes and has also eliminated nearly 7,100 metric tonnes of carbon emissions. The energy produced translates conservation of natural resources by avoiding consumption of 12 tonnes of coal and 76,800 litres of water per day.