As part of its commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has started construction of a new, electric Central Utility Plant (eCUP) that will provide sustainably-powered heating and cooling capacity to support the growth of DFW Airport. The $234 million facility will be primarily fuelled by electricity purchased by the airport that comes from 100% renewable sources.
Once complete, the eCUP will provide additional capacity for future airport growth, substantially decrease greenhouse gas emissions, improve local air quality by reducing ozone precursor emissions, and lower the plant’s water usage by 29%, compared with today’s systems.
“DFW Airport is investing in the future of sustainable aviation, and the addition of a fully electric utility plant is a major component of achieving net-zero carbon emissions from airport operations by 2030,” said Sean Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, DFW Airport. “As we prepare to build new gates and other critical infrastructure, we also will ensure that our growth is environmentally responsible and resilient. The eCUP will help us meet these goals and further our commitment to sustainability and innovation, while creating more than 1,400 jobs.”
The eCUP has begun construction with a target opening date of mid-2025.
Hear more from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) at FTE Global, taking place in Los Angeles on 19-21 September 2023. Michael Youngs, Vice President Information Technology, DFW Airport, is speaking in the FTE Global Private Networks Symposium, and Paul Puopolo, Executive Vice President of Innovation, DFW Airport, is speaking in the Digital & Innovation conference track in a session focused on ‘The role of Innovation: How can air transport go to the next level, and learn from other industries?’Register for FTE Global 2023 >> See the FTE Global 2023 schedule at a glance >>