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January 26, 2023
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) New Terminal One (NTO) is being designed for grid-independent operations.
Once constructed, a privately financed microgrid will be capable of maintaining resilient power for the 2.4-million-square-foot, 23-gate facility — the largest international terminal at JFK.
The 11.3-Megawatt (MW) microgrid is being delivered by AlphaStruxure, a joint venture of global investment firm Carlyle and Schneider Electric. The project is delivered by AlphaStruxure to NTO through an Energy as a Service (EaaS) contract, a long-term agreement ensuring predictable operating costs and guaranteed performance without any upfront capital expenditures.
Acting as AlphaStruxure’s owner engineer, Burns’ role on the project includes:
The state-of-the-art microgrid will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a projected 38 percent compared to grid-sourced energy through a combination of sustainable energy resources:
The terminal and microgrid will be constructed in phases. Initial operation is anticipated in 2026.
Photo courtesy of AlphaStruxure