GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) has moved to 100% sustainable green energy for its energy consumption at the airport and across its ecosystem.

Energy for the airport will come from a combination of the hub’s own 10MWp (megawatt peak) solar power plant and from green energy supplied by Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL). By integrating green energy into its operation and infrastructure, the airport will reduce its carbon footprint by approximately 9,300 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

GHIAL CEO Pradeep Panicker said of the milestone: “This is a significant step towards our commitment to adopting environmentally-friendly practices across the airport ecosystem. Hyderabad Airport is now powered by 100% renewable energy. We have systematically worked on reducing our carbon footprint through the years by implementing various measures and will continue to do so.”

The first LEED-certified airport in Asia, GHIAL covers more than 675 acres. The space serves as a natural carbon emissions sink, absorbing 240 tons of carbon dioxide from the environment annually.

Hyderabad Airport has implemented a comprehensive set of commitments in line with its Environmental & Sustainability Policy, among them: incorporating green building practices, adopting eco-friendly refrigerants, procuring energy-efficient equipment, and encouraging behavioural changes.

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