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John F. Kennedy International Airport, New Terminal One Microgrid

Burns serves as owner engineer for a private Energy as a Service (EaaS) joint venture developing an 11.3-MegaWatt microgrid.

AlphaStruxure, a joint venture of The Carlyle Group and Schneider Electric, is delivering a privately financed microgrid for New Terminal One, a 2.4-million-square-foot, 23-gate international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport. AlphaStruxure will serve as JFK NTO’s partner to finance, design, build and operate the fully resilient, grid-independent microgrid.

The project will be delivered to NTO through an EaaS contract, a long-term agreement ensuring predictable operating costs and guaranteed performance without any upfront capital expenditures.

Acting as owner engineer, Burns’ role on the project includes:

  • Assisting AlphaStruxure with project initiation, on-going microgrid design reviews, and consulting services throughout project implementation
  • Supporting the design-build team to ensure project milestones are delivered on schedule and within budget
  • Reviewing solar photovoltaic (PV) glint and glare analyses, compliance with New York City’s Local Law 92 and Local Law 94 solar PV requirements, and adherence to the local electric utility’s interconnection requirements

The state-of-the-art microgrid will reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to grid-sourced energy through a combination of sustainable energy resources:

  • 7 MW of solar PV power — the largest rooftop solar array on any U.S. airport terminal and largest rooftop array in New York City
  • 1.5 MW | 3 MWh battery energy storage system
  • 3 MW combined heat and power fuel cell technology
  • Three 140-ton absorption chillers for partial supply of terminal chilled water and high-grade hot water

The terminal and microgrid will be constructed in phases. Initial operation is anticipated in 2026.

Photo courtesy of AlphaStruxure

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Project Lead

Philip Gonski, PE

Director, Power & Utilities