AAI Signs MoU with NTPC to Setup Solar Power Plants at Airports
AAI Signs MoU with NTPC to Setup Solar Power Plants at Airports – Airports Authority of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with an NTPC Ltd. subsidiary on Thursday to market usage of electric vehicles and install solar energy plants at its airports.
NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam, a subsidiary of NTPC, is going to be provided adequate land and rooftop space freed from cost at identified AAI airports to line up solar energy plants, a handout said.
The AAI owns and manages quite 100 airports across India. The airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mangaluru and Lucknow are managed by private companies and not by the AAI as they are required at airports in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan is around 55 MW and eight MW, respectively to become 100% solar powered airports,” said the AAI’s handout .
The release said AAI airports in Tamil Nadu have solar energy plants with 3.5 MWp (Mega watt peak) capacity currently.
It stated 12 MW solar power is being purchased through open access for the Chennai airport authority will work jointly as per the govt of India’s initiatives for adoption of electrical al vehicles by the creation of public charging infrastructure and promoting the usage of electric vehicles at airports,” the discharge noted.
A plan is going to be developed for the adoption of electrical al vehicles on the city side and air side at various airports and the provision of electric vehicle charging stations, the discharge mentioned.
The MoU was signed within the presence of senior officials from the AAI, NTPC also as NVVN, it stated.
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