GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd converted 75% of its conventional lights to LEDs
01 June 2017
GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), the operator of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) in Hyderabad, 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. GHIAL now intends to convert 100% of the airport’s lighting to LED. S G K 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. At the same time, initiatives such as the 5-MW solar power plant help us to meet a significant amount of the airport’s energy requirement using renewable means.” As well as LED lighting and its solar power plant, other environmentally friendly measures adopted by HYD include energy-efficient bridge mounted equipment (BMEs), advanced fuel hydrant systems, fixed electric ground power units (FEGP), and battery operated vehicles.