06/13/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/13/2017 03:54
13 june 2017
"This reduction has occured whilst maintaining a consistent level in quality of service, and taking into account the growth in airport capacities. To achieve this, Groupe ADP reduced its consumption and cut the percentage of carbon-based energy within its energy mix by tackling the 3 main sources of emissions at its airports: thermal plants, electricity consumption and service vehicles," says Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Groupe ADP.
Geothermal energy at Paris-Orly Airport is one of the drivers of this reduction in emissions and serves as an example of how using renewable energies is being developed at the Paris airports.
In use since 2011, it allows buildings at Paris-Orly to be heated and accounts for 70% of the heating in the terminals and new buildings, including the Askia office building in the Cœur d'Orly district. Since it was launched, geothermal energy has avoided the production of 50,000 metric tonnes of CO2.
It allows Paris-Orly Airport each year to reduce its consumption of gas by 4,000 tonnes of
oil equivalent, which is comparable to the annual heating of 3,200 homes.
The airport is thus able to avoid the discharging of close to 9,000 tonnes of CO2per year.
In winter, Groupe ADP supplements the heat produced using geothermal energy by recovering the heat from the Rungis waste incineration plant and by the airport's gas-fired thermal plant. Geothermal energy produces 31% of Paris-Orly's heating, with 27% provided by the Rungis waste incineration plant and 42% by the natural-gas-fired plant. The total weight of renewable energies and heat recovery therefore amounts to 58% of the heat produced at Paris-Orly.
Brought online in 2012, this boiler is the other important driver in reducing CO2emissions at the Paris airports. In terms of heating, it covers 25% of the total consumed at the airport.
The two wood-fired boilers can produce-when fully p and running-78,000 MWh of heat annually and avoid the emission of 18,000 tonnes of CO2per year.
Long committed to the fight against climate change, Groupe ADP is concomitantly equipping itself with a key tool to bolster its actions in this direction: the implementation- at the start of 2017- of an internal carbon price. This tool is part of the Group's already-stated aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030, within the framework of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme introduced by Airport Council International-Europe.
To conjunction with this commitment, in March 2017 Augustin de Romanet signed the "Decarbonize Europe Manifesto", introduced by the think-tank 'The Shift Project', and added his support to the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, whose goal is to encourage the emergence of a real price of carbon on a global scale.
Groupe ADP builds, develops and manages airports, including Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Orly and Paris-Le Bourget. In 2016, the group handled, through Paris Aéroport more than 97 million passengers and 2.2 million metric tonnes of freight and mail at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly, and more than 42 million passengers in airports abroad through its subsidiary Aéroports de Paris Management. Boasting an exceptional geographic location and a major catchment area, the Group is pursuing its strategy of adapting and modernising its terminal facilities and upgrading quality of services; the group also intends to develop its retail and real estate businesses. In 2016, Group revenue stood at €2,947 million and net income at €435 million.
Registered office: 1, rue de France, 93290 Tremblay-en-France. Aéroports de Paris is a public limited company (Société Anonyme) with share capital of €296,881,806. Registered in the Bobigny Trade and Company Register under no. 552 016 628.