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MAN Providing CHP Solution For Israeli Airport

Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide Summary MAN Energy Solutions will provide a new combined heat and power (CHP) solution for Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. A dual-fuel engine MAN 9L51/60DF will serve as the main energy source and supply the airport with 9.2 MW of electrical...


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Dubai South inaugurates first cooling plant at VIP Terminal in Aviation District

Mehak Srivastava, Construction Business News Summary The first central cooling plant serving the VIP Terminal in Aviation District, Dubai South, has officially begun its operations, following the inauguration ceremony led by Tahnoon Saif, CEO of Aviation District and Ismail Al Marzooqi, CEO of...


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Washington D.C. Airport Demonstrates Need for Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Microgrid

Paige Davis, IDEA Eight months ago, almost to the day, IDEA published an article in response to a power outage and grid failure that affected Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Today there is a sense of déjà vu as another major US airport is affected by a power outage, this...

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Airports, Microgrids and Resilient Power

David J. Smith, Burns Engineering At 12:55 PM on December 17, 2017, an electrical substation fire caused a major power outage at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (ATL), the world’s busiest airport. Over the next few days, as operations returned to normal on the ground, and as the...

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Rocky Mountain Institute and Partners Awarded $450,000 Research Grant to Stop Power Outages at Airports

Rocky Mountain Institute Summary Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and partners were awarded a $450,000 research grant from Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) July 17, to develop an airport microgrid implementation toolkit that will help airports avoid power outages and prevent massive...


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Request for Development Qualifications (RFDQ) On-Site Energy Generation for PIT

Statement of qualifications shall be submitted no later than 12:00 Noon EST on March 30, 2018 in the manner provided in the RFDQ documents. The Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQs) from interested Developers qualified to enter into a long...

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Regulators Want to Know If Georgia Power Considered a Microgrid for the Atlanta Airport

Eilsa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary State regulators want to know if Georgia Power had considered a microgrid “for such a critical customer” as the Atlanta airport before this week’s 11-hour electrical outage. The question was among a series that the staff of the Georgia Public Service...


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Atlanta Airport Demonstrates Need for Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Microgrid

Rob Thornton, IDEA The recent power outage and grid failure affecting Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports, vividly demonstrates the importance of reliable and resilient energy supply for mission-critical facilities. Even with redundant utility...


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Status Green: Christchurch Airport awarded for energy efficiency

Jacl Fletcher, Business Day JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/STUFF The new Novotel hotel under construction at Christchurch Airport, framed by Cumulus Gate Pavilion, by sculptor Gregor Kregar. Summary Behind the glass, steel and timber, artesian water courses through the walls of Christchurch Airport....


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Airport Sustainability Using Utilities Master Plans

James Grant, Aviation Pros Summary With an ongoing increase in air travel, the growth in the aviation industry necessitates periodic large-scale infrastructure updates in aging airports. Sustainability is an important factor to consider in planning as environmental regulations become more...