KIA aims for 100% reliance on renewable energy by next year
- The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), which currently meets 67% of its energy requirements through solar power, is aiming for 100% reliance on renewable energy by next year.
- A solar plant generating 3.5 MW of power was inaugurated. The plant has come up on eight rooftops on the premises of the airport.
- The airport has sought the help of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) for sustainable water management. There is a plan tointegrate five lakes in its vicinity. The largest lake is located on the north eastern part, is spread over a length of one kilometre and width of 150 metres.
- Six abandoned wells were rejuvenated, helping KIA draw 5 lakh litres every day. Mr. Marar said that by next year, the airport will be self-reliant and will stop sourcing water from the BWSSB.