Saturday, June 05, 2021

Bengaluru airport achieves net energy neutral status

Bengaluru: Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has announced that it has achieved net energy neutral status in the financial year 2020-21. As part of its sustainability goals, BIAL had set the target to become Net Energy Neutral by 2020-21. As an outcome of energy conservation, BIAL has been able to save nearly 22 lakh units of energy in the FY 2020-21, enough to power nearly 9,000 houses for a month. BIAL saved nearly 5 lakh units (KWH) from lighting, and has implemented chiller plant optimisation in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), which has resulted in saving of over 17 lakh units (KWH).

The airport began the Financial Year 2021-22 on a good note, meeting 98% of its energy requirement of 20-21 through renewable sources. "As we expand our operations at Bengaluru Airport, we aim to remain the flagbearer of sustainable operations. We have put in place various measures to reduce carbon footprint and protect our environment. Energy security is a very important aspect of our business as it is one of the key indicators to assess our sustainability levels," said Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL.

BIAL's energy management initiative is focused on achieving carbon neutrality through use of renewable, green and clean energy. Bengaluru Airport has achieved energy neutral status since December 2020 through its onsite solar installations as well as Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) from solar and wind energy suppliers.

04/06/21 Hans India

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