Bristol Airport to go 100% renewable with Ørsted deal

Offshore wind park. Image by: Ørsted A/S.

September 16 (Renewables Now) - Danish energy company Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) has struck a three-year offtake deal that will help the Bristol Airport switch to 100% renewables electricity.

The British airport announced the power purchase agreement (PPA) last week without providing specific details about its terms. The contract will see it get electricity that will cover its entire demand and will be used to supply the terminal and other buildings, as well as some aircraft stands that are equipped with fixed electrical ground power.

“From next month our terminal and other facilities will be powered by renewable energy – a significant step on our journey to carbon neutrality,” said Simon Earles, planning and sustainability director at Bristol Airport.

The announcement follows a recent publication of a roadmap setting out how the airport plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025 within its direct control. Bristol Airport explained that electricity is the largest contributor to the carbon footprint from its onsite operations. The contract with Ørsted will enable it to save around 14,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during the PPA term.

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