Hubballi Airport has become the state’s first green airport, one of only a few in the country to achieve green airport status.
The airport achieved this status as an 8 MWp grid-connected solar power plant was commissioned at the airport. Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Mines, and Coal Pralhad Joshi took to his social media accounts to inform the public about this achievement.
“One more feather in our Hubballi Airport’s cap to achieve PM Narendra Modi ji’s dream of producing 50% energy from renewable sources by 2030, now Hubballi Airport has become a 100% green airport as an 8MWp grid-connected solar power plant in our airport is commissioned,” he wrote. “We are proud to say that Hubballi Airport is the first green airport in the state. The energy generated by this plant will be fed to the grid at central location at Hubballi.”
“The Stored energy will be utilized for all Airports Authority of India airports in Karnataka making the following BELAGAVI, MYSORE, BELLARY, GAGAN Bengaluru, HAL Airport Bangalore Bagloor residential quarters etc. airports also 100% GREEN in terms of power consumption along with our Hubballi Airport,” he said.
He thanked Union Minister for Aviation Jyotiraditya M. Scindia for supporting his idea of making Hubballi Airport the “green airport.”
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