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Hyderabad international airport gets energy efficiency awards

Published Aug 31, 2020, 1:05 pm IST
Updated Aug 31, 2020, 1:06 pm IST
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport gets energy efficiency awards. (Photo- Facebook)
 Rajiv Gandhi International Airport gets energy efficiency awards. (Photo- Facebook)

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad International Airport has now got two new feathers in its hat as it has won the prestigious awards of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Energy Leader and  Excellent Energy Efficient Unit at the 21st National Awards for ‘Excellence in Energy Management” organized by CII – Godrej Green Business Centre (GBC) during the 19th edition of ‘Energy Efficiency Summit”, Virtual Conference & Exposition on Energy Efficiency held between 6 to 28 August, this year.

It has been recognized with Excellent Energy Efficient Unit and National Energy Leader accolades for the 4th and 2nd year in a row, respectively. It had digitally received the awards on 28th August amidst the presence of industry dignitaries and participants on the last day of the event.

Over the last three years, the airport  has achieved a substantial energy saving of around 4.55 MU in its operations owing to its consistent and sustainable approach towards energy efficiency measures, which has also led to a rapid dip in the GHG (Green House Gas) emissions.

Speaking on this recognition,  Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., said: “We are happy to receive the award which reaffirms our commitment to make the best use of the energy resources available. As a responsible corporate, GHIAL is committed to exploring and implementing best-in-class energy efficient solutions. We have been consciously working towards energy efficiency and thus we have introduced several eco-friendly measures with innovative cloud based landscape irrigation system, real time energy consumption monitoring, electric-powered vehicles viz. buggies, ground handler vehicles, baggage trolley movers, and e-cars among others to name a few.”

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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