UK Airport Goes Fully Green with Ørsted Deal

The Bristol Airport in the UK has signed an agreement with Ørsted to have 100% of its electricity supply powered by renewables.

Under the three-year agreement, Bristol Airport’s annual electricity use of 17 million kWh will be powered entirely by renewable sources.

Over the duration of the contract, an estimated 14,000t of carbon is expected to be saved across the airport site as a result of the move.

“From next month our terminal and other facilities will be powered by renewable energy – a significant step on our journey to carbon neutrality. There is more to do, but this is a clear statement of our intent to reduce our direct emissions,” said Simon Earles, Planning and Sustainability Director at Bristol Airport.

In addition to the electricity used in the terminal and other buildings, a growing number of aircraft stands are equipped with Fixed Electrical Ground Power (FEGP), reducing the need to use diesel-powered engines for essential pre-flight services, Bristol Airport said.

The announcement comes after the recent publication of a carbon roadmap setting out how the airport will become carbon neutral by 2025 for emissions within its direct control.

“It’s exciting that an international airport like Bristol is placing such strong emphasis on sustainability. At Ørsted, we want to drive the transition to low-carbon energy systems in the UK, and support organisations like Bristol Airport that share this ambition of creating a greener energy future,” said Ashley Phillips, Managing Director at Ørsted Sales (UK).