|Published: August 2017|
The Government of India encourages development of green airports. In order to develop airports in Andhra Pradesh as green airports, AAI has commenced installation of 1MWp solar power plant at Tirupathi and Vijaywada Airports. The Airports Authority of India (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. AAI has completed installation of solar power plants at 29 airports/locations with a total capacity of 12.84 MWp.
Earlier, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) became the first airport in the world, to be completely powered by solar energy.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha Aug 3rd.