The Oberoi, Trident go solar in Gurugram
Aim to address power needs fully
The Oberoi and Trident hotels, part of hospitality major EIH, have introduced solar power in a bid to fulfil their electricity needs.
With this, the two hotels plan to adopt renewable energy for meeting environmental challenges. A captive power plant in Balasar, Haryana will generate 7.5 MW of electricity to meet the energy demands of the two hotels, said the statement issued by the company.
Abhishek Panshikar, General Manager, The Oberoi, Gurugram, said, “We are proud that our Gurugram hotels are now operating on 100 per cent solar power. This is our small way of giving back to nature and providing our guests a sustainable luxury experience.”
The solar power plant has been equipped with polycrystalline technology and is spread over 25 acres with 27,000 solar panels installed. The plant’s performance ratio is 76.50 per cent.
The Oberoi and the Trident in Gurugram aim at reducing CO2 emissions by 12,344 tonnes per year, the statement added.
“Surveys have shown that guests prefer to stay in environment-friendly accommodations. This is an important priority for us.
“Our guests will be pleased to know that they are staying in a hotel that is fully powered by solar energy,” said Amit Khare, General Manager, Trident, Gurugram.