Government to develop green airports in Andhra Pradesh

As a part of Government of India’s initiative to develop green airports, two airports in Andhra Pradesh- Tirupati and Vijayawada are going to go completely green! The work on the same has already begun with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) commencing the process of installing 1 Mega Watt solar power plant at both the airports.

Key Highlights

• The AAI has set up Solar Power Plants at various locations/airports for its captive power consumption based on the capacity permissible under Net-Metering policy of States.

• It has also completed installation of solar power plants at 29 airports/locations with a total capacity of 12.84 MWp.

• The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) in Kerala is the first airport in the world to be completely powered by solar energy. The information was given out by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha on 3 August 2017.

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