JFK’s New Terminal Adds Microgrid - Diversified Communications

Microgrids, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  January 26, 2023

JFK’s New Terminal Adds Microgrid

The  New Terminal One (NTO) at John F. Kennedy International Airport will receive a new microgrid.

The microgrid will provide NTO with sustainable, locally generated and cost-predictable energy and lower GHG emission reductions of 38% over grid-sourced energy.

The 11.34 megawatt microgrid will include 7.66 megawatts of rooftop solar, 3.68 megawatts of fuel cells, 2 megawatts/4 megawatt-hours of battery energy storage, and utilize re-claimed heat to generate chilled water and heat hot water.  The rooftop PV system will have over 13,000 solar panels.

The microgrid will consist of four “power islands,” with each island functioning as a local, integrated energy system with sources of generation, storage, advanced automation and control. 

AlphaStruxure, an Energy as a Service (EaaS) solutions company, announced an agreement to design, construct, and operate the integrated microgrid infrastructure. 

NTO—a consortium of labor, operating, and financial partners including Ferrovial, Carlyle, JLC Infrastructure, and Ullico—is building the privately-financed international terminal at JFK Airport in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The first gates are expected to be open in 2026, with full completion anticipated by 2030.

“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,” said Dr. Gerrard Bushell, CEO, of The New Terminal One Development at JFK, in a statement. “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.”



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