Delhi airport becomes India's first airport to be fully hydro and solar powered
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Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has become the first airport in India to be fully hydro and solar powered.
The move is part of the airport's goal to achieve the goal of 'Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport' by 2030.
Since June 1, about 6 percent of the airport's electricity requirement is being met from on-site solar power plants, while the remaining 94 percent is coming from a hydroelectric power plant.
For hydropower, Delhi International Airport Limited has signed a Long Term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a hydroelectric generating company from Himachal Pradesh to supply hydro electricity to the airport by 2036.
The airport has a 7.84 MW solar power plant, while it recently added another 5.3 MW rooftop solar power plant to the cargo terminal as part of a stakeholder collaboration.
This transition to renewable energy is expected to help the airport reduce carbon dioxide energy emissions by 2 million tonnes per year.
In the year 2020, Delhi airport became the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve 'Level 4+' under ACI's Airport Carbon Accreditation Program.
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Civil Aviation Minister - Jyotiraditya M. Scindia
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