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Rajiv Gandhi International converts 75% of lights to LED

International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), the operator of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in India, has converted 75% of its conventional lights to LEDs following the replacement of its entire taxiway lighting.

The completion of the taxiway project means that 19,500 of the airport’s 26,000 conventional lights have now been converted to LED, resulting in 2.2 million units of electricity being saved per annum. GHIAL now intends to convert 100% of the airport’s lighting to LED.

SGK Kishore, CEO of GHIAL, said, “GHIAL is committed toward fostering a green culture. We have been progressively taking steps to transform RGIA into a truly green airport. Migration to LED has been a strategic decision with the objective of reducing carbon emissions and promoting energy efficiency.

“More than 75% of all lighting fixtures at RGIA have been converted to LED, and very soon we will become a 100% LED-lit airport. At the same time, initiatives such as the 5MW solar power plant help us to meet a significant amount of the airport’s energy requirement using renewable means.

“Our pro-active environmentally sensitive measures have helped us to earn the coveted Level 3+ Carbon Neutrality recognition from Airports Council International (ACI). We are proactively contributing toward building a cleaner and greener future.”

As well as LED lighting and its solar power plant, other environmentally friendly measures adopted by RGIA include energy efficient bridge mounted equipment (BMEs), advanced fuel hydrant systems, fixed electric ground power units (FEGP) and battery operated vehicles. The terminal has also received LEED silver level certification.

Written by Daniel Symonds

May 17, 2017





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