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AOT Enters the Green Energy Race: Plans to Slash Carbon Emissions by 3,600 Tons! Will This Aviation Giant Pave the Way for Eco-Friendly Tourism?

On Wednesday, Kerati Kijmanawat, the current president of AOT, proudly announced a major milestone in their sustainability efforts. They have joined hands with the District Cooling System and Power Plant (DCAP), to integrate an impressive 4.4 megawatts of solar power into the airport’s terminal operations. A dynamic shift that emphasizes AOT’s commitment to enriching the travel experience while also safeguarding our planet.

The president of AOT was brimming with optimism as he shared, “This revolutionary project is targeted to substantially minimize the terminal’s heat by over 7C. Consequently, we could see a 2% reduction in energy consumed for air conditioning alone”. Such a forecast certainly paints a future where efficiency and sustainability go hand in hand within aviation premises.

The practical implications of this green initiative translate to astonishing savings. To put things into perspective, this project could potentially conserve more than 11 million baht annually. Additionally, it is estimated to trim annual carbon dioxide emissions by a whopping 3,600 tons, a considerable stride towards combating climate change on a macro level.

In a bid to uphold international standards and prioritize utmost benefits along with safety, AOT has garnered the support and cooperation of several relevant agencies. This is to ensure meticulous project planning and robust testing, helping to avoid any adverse impact on aviation operations, said Kijmanawat.

Being a frontrunner in the aviation industry, AOT realizes the immense responsibility it bears towards environmental management. “We do not limit our perspectives to providing premier services to our esteemed travellers. We also hold a vision of promoting eco-friendly tourism,” remarked Kijmanawat. He hopes this project will serve as a stepping stone leading towards the progressive development of a sustainable aviation industry.

The future growth plans of AOT do not stop here. They also plan to amplify their sustainability efforts by installing an additional 50 megawatts of solar cells on various buildings and ponds within the airport area. These installations will account for approximately 20% of the airport’s total energy consumption. A giant leap that goes on to prove their unswerving dedication towards a greener and more sustainable environment.

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