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Utility Subsidiary Nearly Doubles the Energy Capacity for London City Airport

By Microgrid Resources Coalition posted 07-10-2019 14:31


Smart Energy International


A subsidiary of UK Power Networks is combining a solar pv system, combined heat and power solution, new substations and smart automation software to enhance energy resilience at the London City Airport.

A new SCADA system will be installed to remotely control the energy infrastructure.

The microgrid will increase the airport's energy capacity from 3.6MVA to 7MVA.

The initiative is part of £500 million City Airport Development programme, and is expected to enhance the security of the energy network as well as reduce the cost of infrastructure.

The project will improve air quality around the airport - while decarbonising in line with London City Airport’s commitments.

Since 2013, London City Airport has reduced its carbon emissions per passenger by 28% since 2013.

The Airport has plans to hold a Level 3 Airport Carbon Accreditation, with the target to become carbon neutral by 2020.

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