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GMR Group’s Delhi Airport, which is managed by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), has been the first to be entirely powered by hydro and solar power since this month.
This represents a significant step towards achieving the ambitious goal to become a Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport in 2030.
Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a GMR Infrastructure Limited-led consortium, has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA), with a Himachal Pradesh-based hydropower producer company to supply hydroelectricity to the airport until 2036.
DIAL stated that switching to renewable energy sources will allow it to reduce indirect carbon emissions by 200,000 tons.
DIAL stated that approximately 6 percent of the airport’s electricity requirements are met by the solar power plants onsite, while 94% of the total demand is being met by renewable energy from the hydropower station since June 1. This means the airport is no longer dependent on non-renewable energy.
“DIAL has been relentlessly working towards environmental sustainability. It has set its goal to make Delhi Airport a net zero carbon emission airport by 2030.