AECOM, Alectra Energy Solutions, and Enwave to reduce GTA greenhouse gas emissions

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AECOM and Alectra Energy Solutions in greenhouse gas reduction

AECOM, Alectra Energy Solutions (Alectra), and Enwave Energy Corporation have been selected by the GTAA to deliver an innovative and holistic solution. The partnership will help advance the GTAA's objective of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. These goals align with Canada's national commitments as part of the Paris Climate Accord.

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced today that AECOM, Alectra Energy Solutions (Alectra), and Enwave Energy Corporation have been chosen to provide an innovative and all-encompassing solution to help the GTAA meet its decarbonization goals.

In this role, the firms will help the GTAA's ambitious program to cut energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by planning, designing, and delivering an optimized and comprehensive approach to achieving the GTAA's facility decarbonization goals in three areas: lighting systems, clean heat energy services at its central utility plant, and deployment of on-site solar photovoltaic and electric vehicle charging at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

“The GTAA has a long history of employing innovative infrastructure updates aimed at conserving energy, maintaining state of the art facilities, and acting as good stewards of the environment. This is a commitment we share, as demonstrated in the continued advancement of our Sustainable Legacies strategy,” said Marc Devlin, chief executive of AECOM’s Canada region.

“We’re excited to align our forward-thinking companies and world-class technical expertise with Canada’s largest airport facility to implement the cutting-edge solutions that will help evolve and adapt the sustainable future of the aviation industry.”

AECOM, Alectra, and Enwave are leaders in their fields and have worked together in the past with great results. The first part of the project has started, and the team is using a unique approach to energy master planning and financing to learn about the technical, financial, and greenhouse gas impacts of a number of facilities in all three scope areas. With this method, the GTAA will be given three scenarios in order of importance. These will be further evaluated and analyzed to find the best option, which will then be scoped for the next phase of development.

“Strategic initiatives like this with key customers like the GTAA demonstrates Alectra Energy Solutions’ commitment to working closely with customers and partners alike,” said John Matovich, executive vice president, Energy Solutions and Growth at Alectra.

“As one of the first energy distribution companies in Ontario to commit to a target and timeline for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Alectra fully understands the need to have a variety of players actively engaged to help customers reduce their carbon footprint and become more sustainable. We take great pride in building these relationships and collaborating to achieve our collective goals.”

“We seek to partner with companies who have ambitious decarbonization goals and a proven track record of best-in-class operations in their respective industries,” stated Carlyle Coutinho, chief executive officer of Enwave.

“The opportunity we have here with the GTAA, Alectra, and AECOM holds true to this aspiration and presents a unique chance to collaborate and share innovative and scalable commercial models that will continue to elevate the GTAA within the aviation industry while leading the way to a more sustainable future for our community.”

“We’re looking forward to working with this group of companies in this unique partnership as a way to help advance our emissions reductions,” said Todd Ernst, Director, Aviation Infrastructure, Energy and Environment for the GTAA.

“Toronto Pearson is already an industry leader when it comes to sustainability and we believe that by having the expertise of AECOM, Alectra and Enwave on our side, we’ll be able to continue making gains towards our energy and GHG emission goals.” 

Getting closer to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, which is the goal of the GTAA's Carbon Neutrality and Emissions Action Plan and Strategic Energy Master Plans, requires making progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting energy use.

These goals, which are in line with Canada's national commitments under the Paris Climate Accord, show that the GTAA is a leader in the industry when it comes to reducing carbon emissions on a national and international scale. The program includes different ways to pay for it that use the GTAA's existing operating budget and money saved by using less energy or making money off of less greenhouse gas emissions.

Source: AECOM newsroom

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