Bristol Airport switches to 100 per cent renewable power via Ørsted

Ørsted's Walney offshore wind farm
Ørsted’s Walney offshore wind farm

Bristol Airport has switched to a 100 per cent renewable electricity supply via Ørsted.

The airport aims for its terminal and site operations to become carbon neutral by 2025. Electricity represents its largest contributor of on-site emissions. Under the three-year contract, Bristol Airport will take 17GWh per annum from Ørsted, which has amassed significant wind resource.

The airport said some of its aircraft stands are also powered electrically, reducing use of diesel engines.

In all, the contract should enable around 14,000 tonnes of carbon reduction.  

“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.

“There is more to do, but this is a clear statement of our intent to reduce our direct emissions.”

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