Bangalore International Airport Limited Inaugurates rooftop solar power plant

The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), operator of the Kempegowda International Airport, on Wednesday inaugurated its rooftop solar power project.

The solar plant will generate 3.4 MW of power for the airport. It is installed on eight rooftops within the airport premises at Menzies Bobba, Air India SATS, Coolport and several BIAL office buildings. It is expected to generate around 47 lakh units of electricity every year and will reduce 3,800 tonnes of CO2 emission annually.

Lakshminarayanan S, vice president, BAIL said, As a role model for sustainable progress, the airport is moving towards achieving its goal of becoming 100% powered by renewable energy by 2020. The airports consumption from solar power stands at 50 million units through on-site and off-site solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to meet 67% of its annual energy requirements.

Hari Marar, MD and CEO of BIAL said: At BAIL, we are committed to achieving excellence in environment sustainability.

The five key areas of BIALs sustainability initiatives include water management to achieve water positivity by 2020, energy management to achieve energy neutral by 2020 and carbon neutrality through use of renewable, green and clean energy, environment management to protect the environment management to protect the environment and reduce carbon footprint, waste management to achieve increased recyclables, energy recovery and achieve zero landfills by 2021 and ecological management to maintain a perfect balance between the imperatives of business and the environment.