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AAI signed MoU with NVVN, subsidiary of NTPC to set up Solar Power Plants in Airports

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AAI signs MoU with NTPC to set up solar power plants at airportsOn 5th November 2020, Airport Authority of India(AAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) Limited, a subsidiary of NTPC Limited, to set up solar power plants at the Airports under AAI and to promote the adoption of electrical vehicles at AAI Airports.

The MoU was signed by General Manager (Engineering) of AAI and K. S. Bandyopadhyay, Chief General Manager(CGM) of NVVN in the presence of Arvind Singh, Chairman of AAI and Gurdeep Singh Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC limited.

Key People:

  1. K. Gautam, Chairman, NVVN, Mohit Bhargava, CEO, NVVN along with senior officials of AAI and NTPC were also present during the signing.

Features of MoU:

i.In the identified AAI airports, required land and rooftop space to set up solar power plants will be provided to NVVN at free of cost.

ii.As a part of the initial phase, NVVN will take up the projects at the airports of Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan.

iii.The airports at Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan require around 55 MW and 8 MW of solar power capacity respectively, to become 100% Solar powered Airports.

E-Vehicles:

i.AAI and NVVN will support the Government of India’s initiative to adopt e-vehicles by creating public charging infrastructure and promote its usage in airports.

ii.A plan will be devised to enable the adoption of e-vehicles and charging stations on city side and air side at multiple airports and

Note:

AAI owns and manages around 100 airports across India and the airports in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mangaluru and Lucknow are managed by private companies.

Recent Related News:

On July 14, 2020 Airports Authority of India(AAI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) through video conferencing to collaborate and support the emerging global opportunities in the airport business, including those in the Asia Pacific region. The MoU is likely to boost the civil aviation industry.

About NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) Limited:
CEO– Mohit Bhargava
Headquarters– New Delhi

About Airport Authority of India(AAI):
Chairman– Arvind Singh
Headquarters– New Delhi