Hyderabad: The GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) has been awarded with Certificate of Merit for the excellent efforts in the areas of energy conservation by Bureau of Energy Efficiency under prestigious ‘National Energy Conservation Awards 2021’ (NECA 2021
Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh presented the award to GHIAL officials at Delhi recently.
The GMR Hyderabad International Airport was the only airport in the Airport Sector that received this distinct recognition. This year, the National Energy Conservation Awards (NECA) and the National Energy Efficiency Innovation Awards (NEEIA) were organized as part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GHIAL, said they had rolled out many initiatives to actively reduce the carbon footprint. With the growing severity of the climate crisis, the award put more onus on them to move towards cleaner and greener technology for future generations, he said, adding that the airport had recently it commissioned its second phase 5 MW solar power plant. With this addition of solar power generation, 50 per cent of the energy requirements of the Hyderabad Airport terminal would be met. There would be a reduction in carbon footprint by about 28 lakh kg carbon dioxide which is equivalent to saving of 1.4 lakh full-grown trees, he added.