Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) provider, AlphaStruxure has been selected to design, construct and operate an integrated microgrid at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s (JFK) New Terminal One.

The 11.34 megawatt microgrid will provide the terminal with a sustainable and resilient energy supply that will deliver immediate greenhouse gas emission reductions of 38 percent compared to grid-sourced energy.

It will also make JFK’s New Terminal One the first airport hub in the region that can maintain 100 percent of airport operations during power disruptions.

JFK Microgrid
The 11.34 megawatt microgrid will transform the New Terminal One into the first fully resilient airport transit hub in the New York region that can function off-grid during power disruptions
Juan Macias, CEO, AlphaStruxure said:

This New Terminal One infrastructure project illuminates a new pathway to decarbonising the air transportation sector. We're thrilled to provide a holistic microgrid solution that will keep New Terminal One powered through outages and advance the city, state, and Port Authority's ambitious decarbonisation goals.

This project is paving the way for all transportation hubs and municipalities across the country. Not only is it about resilient energy, it's about decarbonisation, risk transfer, and cost predictability via the Energy as a Service business model.

All available rooftop areas will be used to install 13,000 solar panels, creating the largest rooftop solar array in New York City, and at any airport terminal in the United States.

In addition to these 7.66 megawatts of rooftop solar energy, the microgrid will include 3.68 megawatts of fuel cells and 2 megawatts of battery energy storage.

Dr Gerrard Bushell, CEO of the New Terminal One Development at JFK said:

Sustainability and resilience have been core values for the New Terminal One, and we are proud to unveil our partnership with AlphaStruxure to achieve these goals.

This is future-focused infrastructure that will facilitate the transition away from fossil fuels and sets a new standard for large-scale renewable development in New York and in the air transit sector.

The partnership with AlphaStruxure also provides New Terminal One with a resilient energy solution that has price certainty, de-risking the terminal from the volatile energy markets. Further, the local community of Southeast Queens will benefit from cleaner air, economic development, and the jobs accompanying this investment.

AlphaStruxure's microgrid is a fundamental building block of this terminal, and we look forward to the many benefits it will provide to travelers and the community for decades to come.


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