ALIGHT - Sustanaible Aviation

SMART ENERGY

SMART ENERGY


Greening and intelligent use of energy is a large part of the green transition of Copenhagen Airport.


Ground transport - both public transport to the airport and ground support equipment such as pushbacks should use sustainable energy. Thus, local production of electricity will be increased by means of a massive roll-out of photovoltaic (PV) systems, battery storage and implementation of heat pumps for buildings.

Furthermore, a smart energy system will be integrated. It will be very flexible in design, enabling the absorption and utilisation of fluctuating renewable energy from PV systems without compromising high energy reliability.


Objectives are:


  • To design and establish a smart energy supply to CPH (Maglebylille area), including energy storage and an ML real-time smart energy management system
  • To implement smart use of energy, i.e. in ground transport, ground handling equipment and buildings
  • To design the ‘aircraft stand of the future’ as a pathway towards the zero CO2-emissions goal by 2030

STEPS TOWARDS ZERO CARBON AIRPORT OPERATION

RENEWABLE ENERGY & ENERGY STORAGE


Own production of renewable energy at CPH from PV will be increased. An energy storage system will improve usability. Heat pumps will supply buildings and waste heat recovery should all in all reduce CO2

SMART ENERGY SUPPLY & MANAGEMENT SYSTEM


The smart energy system will be very flexible in design, enabling the utilisation of fluctuating renewable energy from photovoltaic (PV) systems. A battery energy storage system will ensure energy reliability.

INFRASTRUCTURE FOR E-MOBILITY


An intelligent infrastructure for e-mobility will be established. This entails a roll-out of intelligent vehicle and ground equipment charging infrastructure. The number of EV-chargers will also be increased.

GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT


Where possible, ground support equipment such as push-back tractors and luggage transport vehicles are electrified. Most heavy-duty vehicles will use biofuels until a reliable electric alternative is available.

MAGLEBYLILLE DEMO SITE


Demonstration on smartening of the airport energy supply and use will take place at the Maglebylille area of CPH.


The pilot-site includes local production from 375 kW PV and a district heating plant with two NGAS powered boilers. The primary boiler is buffered by an electric heat pump utilising residual heat in the exhaust gas from the burner. 


Heat storage and battery energy storage will also be added. 


Following intiatives will be demonstrated:


  • Smart energy supply and usage in Maglebylille incl. BESS and real time management system linked to eg.:
    • PV systems
    • Smart chargers and V2G chargers (GSE and EV)
    • Heat pumps
  • IT systems supporting 10.000 parking places with smart management and intelligent charging
  • Activities supporting further CO2 reductions in transport to and from the airport