Rajamahendravaram: Solar power plant at airport inaugurated
- Expected generation is 4,000 units per day and 14,000 million units per annum
- Saves monthly electricity bill to a tune of Rs 9.7 lakh per month and Rs 1.2 crore per annum
- Reduces 13,000 metric tonnes of carbon emission
Rajamahendravaram: As part of green energy initiative, one megawatt solar power plant was inaugurated at airport by Airports Authority of India (AAI), Southern region executive director R Madhavan, in the presence of airport director Manoj Kumar Nayak and AAI general manager Vinayag Murthi.
After infrastructural development in the airport, solar power project was set up. The power generated will be fed to APEPDCL grid. Expected generation is 4,000 units per day and 14,000 million units per annum and it saves monthly electricity bill to a tune of Rs 9.7 lakh per month and Rs 1.2 crore per annum.
About 13,000 metric tonnes of carbon emission will be reduced with the solar power plant, which is equivalent to planting of 65,000 saplings.
AAI installed its first solar power plant with 750 kilowatts at Calicut airport in the year 2016. After the infrastructural development such as extension of apron to felicitate more number of bays, extension of runway from 1,750 metres to 3,165 metres, construction of isolation bay, additional taxiway, pavement against blast erosion and runway end safety area, construction of operation wall, perimeter road and upgradation of aerodrome license to cater bigger crafts, the solar power plant was set up.