NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN), a subsidiary of NTPC, will be provided adequate land and rooftop space free of cost at identified AAI airports to set up solar power plants.
The AAI owns and manages more than 100 airports across India except Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mangaluru and Lucknow; these are managed by private companies.
In the initial phase, NVVN will be taking up the projects at airports in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. The solar capacity required at airports in Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan is around 55 MW and 8 MW, respectively so as to make them 100 per cent solar powered airports.
The AAI and NTPC will also jointly work towards supporting the government of India’s initiatives for adoption of electric vehicles by creation of public charging infrastructure and promoting usage of electric vehicles at airports.
This is a Syndicate News Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team