GMR led Hyderabad International Airport, has recently been awarded with the most prestigious awards of CII ‘National Energy Leader’ and ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ at the 21st National Awards for ‘Excellence in Energy Management’ organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Godrej Green Business Centre (GBC) during the 19th edition of ‘Energy Efficiency Summit” – Virtual Conference & Exposition on Energy Efficiency held from August 6-28, 2020. This is the fourth year that the airport has won ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ award and second year in a row for ‘National Energy Leader’ award. GHIAL digitally received the awards on 28th August amidst the presence of industry dignitaries and participants on the last day of the event.
According to the official press release, the annual forum recognises the companies engaged in energy-efficiency initiatives that adopt best practices and technological advancement in their daily operations. The jury evaluated the participants on many parameters of energy efficiency and innovative thought process adopted. The jury, CII members and industry delegates appreciated the initiatives of GHIAL.
Over the last three years GHIAL has achieved a substantial energy saving of around 4.55 MU in its operations owing to its consistent and sustainable approach towards energy efficiency measures, which has also led to a rapid dip in the GHG (Green House Gas) emissions. It is worth noting that Hyderabad International Airport is also a Carbon Neutral Airport having Level 3 + ‘Neutrality’ Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) under its Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme, said release.
Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., said in a statement, “We are happy to receive the award which reaffirms our commitment to make the best use of the energy resources available. As a responsible corporate, GHIAL is committed to exploring and implementing best-in-class energy efficient solutions. We have been consciously working towards energy efficiency and thus we have introduced several eco-friendly measures with innovative cloud based landscape irrigation system, real time energy consumption monitoring, electric-powered vehicles viz. buggies, ground handler vehicles, baggage trolley movers, and e-cars among others to name a few.”
GHIAL has been at the forefront of adopting energy efficiency practices and this has led to recognitions at various industry platforms.