Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S01-16. Microgrids and their Application for Airports and Public Transit

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) and Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) have released a joint report, ACRP Synthesis 91 / TCRP Synthesis 137: Microgrids and Their Application for Airports and Public Transit. The report describes microgrids that airports and public transit agencies can implement to increase resilience of their critical infrastructure. A microgrid is described as a collection of loads, on-site energy sources, local energy storage systems, and an overarching control system. Developments in control technologies have seen advanced microgrid controllers expand microgrid functionality to create new value streams and revenue opportunities, increasing microgrid viability to many more sectors. This synthesis describes the benefits, challenges, costs, revenue streams, and ownership structures relevant to airports and public transit entities.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $75000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S01-16

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Staba, Gail

  • Performing Organizations:

    Arup Group Limited

    Solihull,   United Kingdom 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Heard, Ruby

  • Start Date: 20170606
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180817
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180817
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41276

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01618243
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S01-16
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2016 2:08AM