Solar Power Plants Installed At 55 Airports Across India To Promote Use Of Green Energy: Govt

by Swarajya Staff - Mar 22, 2022 09:35 AM +05:30 IST
Solar Power Plants Installed At 55 Airports Across India To Promote Use Of Green Energy: Govtsolar panels (Representative Image)

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has said that it was making all efforts to promote the use of green energy at the airports in the country.

"For encouraging green energy at the airports, the airport operators including Airports Authority of India (AAI) have installed solar power plants under net metering, captive mode at various locations and airports for generation and self-consumption of green and renewable energy," the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation General (Retd) V K Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Monday (21 March).

In addition, few airports are procuring green energy through open access, it said.

According to the ministry, there are 55 airports in the country where solar plants have been installed. These airports include airports in Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru among others.

"The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has taken initiatives for working towards Carbon neutrality and achieving net zero carbon emission at airports in the country and organised knowledge sharing sessions to standardise Carbon Accounting and Reporting framework of Indian Airports as well as to create awareness on Climate Change mitigation," the statement said.

Further, airport operators with scheduled operations have been advised to map the carbon emission at their respective airports and to work towards carbon neutrality & net zero emission in a phased manner, it added.

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