Thursday, August 31, 2017

Conversion to green energy to save airport 20 crore

Chennai:The airport is set to become an energy conscious facility and saving nearly 20 crore in the process by switching to LED lights and installing more solar panels
The change expected to be complete by March next year, follows the Union ministry's green airports initiative.
Airside lighting - runway lights, taxiway lights and apron lights - were converted to LED, which has led to a savings of 4.92 crore per year.
The work was completed in May. Now, conventional lights inside the passenger and cargo terminals, administrative block, and the sodium vapour and fluorescent lights on the city-side of the airport campus will be changed into LED lights. This will help the airport save another 5crore.
A senior official of Airports Authority of India (AAI) said, "The work has already begun. The plan is to complete majority of the work by March, the rest will be completed by June. There is a plan to install solar
31/08/17 V Ayyappan/Times of India