Delhi Airport becomes the first airport in the nation to function solely on hydro and solar energy. This is one of the key actions we have taken to move closer to realising our ambitious 2030 objective of being a Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport. Transitioning to renewable energy sources will enable it to indirectly cut 200,000 tonnes of carbon emissions.
We at Delhi Airport, already have a 7.84 MW solar power plant on the airside, while we have added another 5.3 MW rooftop solar power plant at the cargo terminal recently as part of our stakeholder collaboration. To achieve this goal, DIAL has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with a Himachal Pradesh-based hydropower producing company for the supply of hydroelectricity for the airport until 2036.
Since June 1, the hydropower plant has been supplying up to 94 percent of the airport's electricity demand with renewable energy, ending its reliance on non-renewable energy. Approximately 6 percent of the airport's electrical needs are provided by the onsite solar power facilities.
Environmental Sustainability Initiatives by Delhi Airport
Delhi Airport has been working relentlessly towards environmental sustainability and has set its target to make it a Net Zero Carbon Emission airport by 2030, way ahead of the global target of 2050. To achieve this, DIAL adopted a Green Transportation program recently and now we achieved another milestone of the Green Energy Program for IGIA.
With all such initiatives happening, Delhi airport will be able to achieve its target of becoming a Net Zero Carbon Emission Airport by 2030.