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Rajiv Gandhi International Airport wins CII-GBC ‘National Energy Leader’ award

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Hyderabad International Airport wins CII-GBC National Energy Leader awardOn August 28, 2020 The GMR led Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad International Airport) won the ‘National Energy Leader’ and ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ awards at the 21st National Awards for ‘Excellence in Energy Management’. It was organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Godrej Green Business Centre (GBC).

The award was given during the 19th edition of ‘Energy Efficiency Summit’, Virtual Conference and Exposition on Energy Efficiency held from August 6-28, 2020. 

The ‘National Awards for Excellence in Energy Management’ is instituted by CII to recognize significant and innovative practices of the energy efficiency sector, for the energy efficient and sustainable growth of the Indian industry.

Key Points:

i.Hyderabad International Airport received the “Excellent Energy Efficient Unit” award for 4th year in a row and the “National Energy Leader” for the 2nd year in a row. 

ii.The airport 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 over the last three years.

iii.The sustainable approaches have also led to a significant dip in the emission of greenhouse gases. 

iv.The airport has a Carbon Neutral Airport having Level 3 + “Neutrality” Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) under Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme. 

RINL bags National Energy Leader Award

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited-Vizag Steel Plant (RINL-VSP) has also been awarded ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ award by CII GBC in national award competition for excellence in energy management, which was held online from August 25 to August 28. 

i.RINL was also awarded ‘National Energy Leader Award’ for the second time in a row for winning the ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit Award’ consecutively for three years (Year 2017-2018, 2018-19 and 2019-20).

ii.RINL has implemented various measures such as increase in Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI) in Blast Furnace-2, optimisation of fuel rate in BF, implementation of innovative projects (Argon recovery, turbo blower’s interconnection)

iii.It has also implemented waste recycling and implementation of energy management systems and harnessing renewable energy. 

About CII:
President (2020-21) – Mr. Uday Kotak
President-Designate (2020-21) -T V Narendran
Headquarter – New Delhi, Delhi.