Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S02-21. Current Practice of Airport Renewable Energy Projects

Airports respond to a variety of stakeholders regarding potential environmental impacts of development and operation. Providing renewable energy project enhancements that respond to stakeholder concerns is one way to advance local acceptance and development approvals. Including renewable energy resources at airport is one option that can address concerns regarding the environmental impacts of the airports and air travel. Renewable energy is now mainstream as a result of technological advancement, market maturity, and public sector policy and investment with profound benefits to power markets. Renewable energy delivers environmental enhancements in that it has diversified the sources of energy and decentralized the power generation network increasing competition, expanding infrastructure investments, and improving national energy security and reliability of the electrical grid. It has also demonstrated the viability of a future carbon free economy with the design of high performance buildings and facilities that use less energy and supply what is needed through renewable sources. The objective of this research is to compile a comprehensive list of airports that have developed renewable energy projects and their typology; and further identity drivers and financial mechanisms to serve as examples for other airports interested in pursuing similar projects. The audience for this report includes airport planners and facility managers.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S02-21

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

    490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
    Washington, DC    20024
  • Project Managers:

    Staba, Gail

  • Start Date: 20181023
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01687062
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S02-21
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 26 2018 3:04PM