Going Green: Chennai Airport Turns to Renewable Energy Sources!

Chennai International Airport has embraced renewable energy sources to fulfill its power needs.

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According to the latest updates, the airport relies on a diverse range of energy generation methods. These include the utilization of solar power from rooftop plants, the procurement of solar energy from external companies, and the acquisition of green tariff power from the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO).

On average, the Chennai Airport consumes 63,92,675 kWh of energy per month. To promote energy efficiency, the airport replaced the terminal fittings with LED lights. Additionally, by utilizing power generated from rooftop solar panels installed on the terminal buildings two years ago, the airport was able to achieve a 50 percent renewable energy usage.

As a result of these initiatives, the airport successfully reduced its carbon emissions by 2,200 tonnes annually. Moreover, they achieved significant cost savings of ₹10 crores by leveraging solar power, implementing LED lighting, and adopting efficient air conditioning systems.

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Cover Image Courtesy: Chennai (MAA) Airport/ Twitter