Airports Authority of India wins India Green Energy Award 2018

Airports Authority of India(AAI) won the India Green Energy Award for the year 2018. Anil Kuwon the ED (PMQA &EMC) &  Rakesh KalraED (Engg. -NR) along with Shri N. B Goel Jt.GM(Engg. -NR)received the award on behalf of, Airports Authority of India during the panel discussion on “National Biofuel Policy 2018 & its impact on Energy Security” at New Maharashtra Sadan, New Delhi on 07 Sept. 2018. This award was presented byShri. Suresh Prabhu, Hon`ble Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation for award category “Innovative initiative ofoutstanding Green Energy in transport sector-for infrastructure”.
The India Green Energy Awards (IGEA) event by Indian Federation of Green Energy (IGFE) is to recognise the initiatives of individuals, groups and corperates on Green Energy. IGFE is an umbrella organisation representing the interests of the national renewable energy sector – biomass, solar, wind, thermal etc. It also focuses on the area of green energy with the mission of promoting energy security in a sustainable manner in every sector of development.
AAI has successfully commissioned one of the largest capacity in Airports of 15MWp Ground Mounted Solar Power Project at NSCBI Airport, Kolkata and the generation is being used for self-consumption. A total of approx. 33.72MWp capacity solar power plant has been commissioned at 37 different Airports/ Location.In addition 23MWp capacity Solar Power Plants are in planning/execution stage, which will be completed by the end of this financial year. This will fulfil the projected 17% to 19% of energy requirement from renewable solar power plants. Other Green energy initiatives such as construction of Terminal Building with minimum 4 star GRIHA rating, replacement of conventional lights with LED lights, energy audits & water audits, provision of Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)are also being undertaken in airports. AAI has also established a paper recycling unit of 60 Tonne/annum capacity in Delhi.

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