AlphaStruxure to build country's biggest airport terminal roof solar array

Jan 26, 2023 09:36 PM ET
  • AlphaStruxure announced an agreement to design, construct and also operate integrated microgrid infrastructure at the New Terminal One (NTO) at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The microgrid will supply NTO with sustainable, resilient, in your area generated as well as cost-predictable energy.
AlphaStruxure to build country's biggest airport terminal roof solar array

The electrical energy generated by the microgrid suffices to power 3,570 average united state homes for one year. The project will include the largest roof solar array in New York City, as well as on any airport terminal in the USA, with all available and sensible rooftop locations being made use of for solar.

NTO-- a consortium of labor, operating, and also economic partners including Ferrovial, Carlyle, JLC Infrastructure, and also Ullico-- is building the independently funded world-class all-international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and also New Jersey (PANYNJ). The 2.4 million sq. ft terminal will certainly act as an international gateway to the New york city and also is estimated to generate over 10,000 jobs. The very first gates are expected to be open in 2026, with full completion anticipated by 2030.

Upon project completion, NTO will certainly be the first resilient airport transportation hub in the New York area that can function independently of the power grid, to maintain 100% of airport operations throughout power disruptions across the 23 gates as well as greater than 177,000 square feet of dining, retail, lounges, as well as entertainment area.

The 11.34-MW microgrid will certainly include 7.66 MW of rooftop solar, 3.68 MW of fuel cells, 2 MW/4 MWh of battery energy storage, as well as use re-claimed warm to generate cooled water and heat warm water. The microgrid will certainly contain 4 "power islands," with each island functioning as a neighborhood, incorporated energy system with sources of generation, storage space, progressed automation as well as control. The roof PV system will certainly have more than 13,000 photovoltaic panels.

The microgrid will be delivered to New Terminal One stakeholders by AlphaStruxure, a joint venture of international investment firm Carlyle and also Schneider Electric that develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains tailored energy infrastructure. As strategic partners for the project, Carlyle is funding the microgrid, while Schneider Electric is supplying leading microgrid technology, software program and services. The project is delivered with an Energy as a Service (EaaS) contract, a long-lasting agreement making certain predictable operating costs and guaranteed performance without upfront capital investment.

The system's performance is managed by AlphaStruxure's Integrate, a cyber-secure electronic platform that maximizes microgrid operations by assembling as well as analyzing data across the on-site energy infrastructure. 24/7 operators forecast and react to the system in real-time via the AlphaStruxure Network Procedures Center. With a smart microgrid in place, the terminal will certainly pursue getting rid of power disruptions while making best use of distributed energy resources for resilience.

" This New Terminal One infrastructure project illuminates a new pathway to decarbonizing the air transportation market. We're thrilled to supply an all natural microgrid service that will maintain NTO powered with outages as well as advance the city, state as well as Port Authority's ambitious decarbonization goals," claimed Juan Macias, CEO, AlphaStruxure. "This project is leading the way for all transport hubs and also communities across the country. Not only is it about resilient energy, it's about decarbonization, danger transfer and price predictability using the Energy as a Service company model."

AlphaStruxure's microgrid service is developed to achieve ambitious New York State, City and also PANYNJ's sustainability mandates, and will contribute in the direction of the New york city State Climate Leadership and also Community Protection Act (CLCPA) calling for 70% of electricity generation from renewable sources by 2030 and also 100% by 2040.

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