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Powering the Future: Pittsburgh International Airport Unveils First-of-Its-Kind Microgrid to Power Entire Facility

Allegheny County Airport Authority Summary PITTSBURGH, Oct. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the first time in the U.S., a major airport will be completely powered by its own microgrid with the use of its own on-site natural gas wells and solar panels. The first-of-its kind model will...

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Utility Subsidiary Nearly Doubles the Energy Capacity for London City Airport

Smart Energy International Summary 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...

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Resilient Airport Microgrids

This presentation covers an overall review of the growing needs for resilient microgrids at our nation's airports and a review of how the award-winning Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is approaching its’ own resilient microgrid solution to reduce its operating costs, improve reliability,...


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Versaprofiles Awarded Largest Canadian Geothermal Energy Project Contract

Press Release Saint-Lazare-de-Bellechasse (Canada), March 28th, 2019 – A newly signed agreement has made Versaprofiles the leading Canadian supplier of geothermal loops. Vancouver International Airport recently launched its massive facility expansion plan, including the construction of the...

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Cogeneration Takes Flight at JFK Airport Hotel

Diana Mosher, Commercial Property Executive Summary When MCR Development announced in 2015 that it would be converting the TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport into a lobby and retail space for an adjacent six-story hotel, it was a happy day for architecture and aviation...

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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...