Highlights

AAI: Airports Authority of India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a subsidiary of NTPC Ltd (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited), NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam, to promote usage of electric vehicles (EV) and set up solar power plants at the airports managed and operated by AAI.

Points To Note

  • NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam will be provided adequate land and rooftop space by AAI, free of cost, at identified AAI airports to set up solar power plants.
  • Initially, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam will begin working on the projects at airports in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.
  • The solar capacity required at airports in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu is around 55 MegaWatt and 8 MegaWatt, respectively to become 100 per cent solar-powered airports.
  • Apart from this, AAI and NVVN will jointly work towards supporting the central government initiatives for the adoption of EV by the creation of public charging infrastructure and promoting the usage of EV at airports.

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