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FAA and DOT Award DFW Airport with $35M Grant for New Zero Carbon Electric Central Utility Plant

By District Energy posted 08-23-2022 15:03


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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is pleased to announce that it was awarded a $35 million grant from the FAA and Department of Transportation to build a new zero carbon central utility plant.

The grant is part of a $1 billion bipartisan infrastructure law to fund improvements to airports across the U.S.

DFW is the largest in the world and the first carbon-neutral airport in the U.S. As part of reaching the Airport’s goal of achieving Net Zero by 2030, DFW plans to construct a new Zero Carbon Electric Central Utility Plant and replace its aging steam piping distribution system with a highly efficient hot water piping system. This addresses current and future heating and cooling demand; improves resiliency and maximizes efficiency. The Airport is grateful to be awarded this grant by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Transportation.  

“The $35M grant was awarded specifically for this project. “The implementation of this new Zero Carbon Electric Central Utility Plant is a key component to the Airport reaching its 2030 goal of achieving net zero carbon,” said Robert Horton, vice president environmental affairs at DFW Airport.

For more information regarding the project, you can visit the project overview page on the DFW Webpage website: