GMR Hyderabad International Airport Wins CII National Awards of “National Energy Leader” & “Excellent Energy Efficient Unit” 2021


GMR led Hyderabad International Airport has clinched the prestigious awards of CII “National Energy Leader” and “Excellent Energy Efficient Unit” at the 22nd National Award Ceremony for ‘Excellence in Energy Management” organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Godrej Green Business Centre (GBC) during the 20th edition of ‘Energy Efficiency Summit”, Virtual Conference & Exposition on Energy Efficiency held from 24 – 27 August 2021. GHIAL has been recognized with “National Energy Leader” and “Excellent Energy Efficient Unit” accolades for the 3rd and 5th years in a row, respectively. On behalf of GHIAL, Mr. Prasanna Kumar Potdar, Head – Engineering and Technical Services and Mr. Vijay Rathod, Head PTB Engineering, digitally received the awards on 27th August amidst the presence of industry dignitaries and participants on the last day of the event.

The annual forum recognizes the companies engaged in energy-efficiency initiatives that adopt best practices and technological advancement in their daily operations. The jury evaluated the participants on many parameters of energy efficiency and innovative thought process adopted. The jury, CII members and industry delegates appreciated the initiatives of GHIAL.

Over the last three years, GHIAL operations have led to a substantial energy saving of around 5.53 MU owing to its consistent and sustainable approach towards energy efficiency measures, which has also led to a rapid dip in the GHG (Green House Gas) emissions at the airport. It is worth noting that Hyderabad International Airport is also a Carbon Neutral Airport having Level 3 + “Neutrality” Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) under its Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.

Speaking on this recognition, Mr. Pradeep Panicker, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd., said, “We are delighted to receive the award which reaffirms our unwavering commitment to serve passengers and an affirmation of our efforts to improvise and render the best use of the energy resources available. As a responsible corporate, GHIAL is committed to exploring and implementing best-in-class energy-efficient solutions. We have been consciously working towards energy efficiency and adoption of new innovative technologies and implemented several COVID measures to ensure passenger safety as per new norms.”

 GHIAL has been at the forefront of adopting energy efficiency practices and this has led to recognition at various industry platforms.

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


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