Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) Is Moving Forward To Achieve Net-zero Emissions By 2050
Airports Council International (ACI) recently announced the winners for green airports in the Asia-Pacific region in 2022, and TIA won the honor of gold award in the 15 to 50 million passengers category by its “Lean Power Consumption and Carbon Reduction” project.
Jerry Dann, the president and CEO of the Taoyuan International Airport Company(TIAC), said that TIA remains committed to build a green airport even though its operations have been impacted by the pandemic. The “Lean Power Consumption and Carbon Reduction” project, which has focused on three areas: operational strategy adjustments, replacement of significant energy consumption equipment, and renewable energy development. The airport "Carbon and Energy Management Committee" consisted of 74 airport partners, including airlines, ground handling companies, commercial partners, and various government units on site to jointly hold regular meetings to review energy consumption and carbon emission characteristics, implement energy management systems and greenhouse gas inventory operations in order to effectively reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.
The project was composed of four sub-plans: "Operational strategies adjustment," "LED lamp replacements," "Air conditioning improvements," and "Escalators & elevator improvement," which helped to save 39,056,000 kWh of electricity and reduced 19,879 metric tons of carbon emissions since 2017, the money saved on electricity bills was estimated to reach USD$3.26 million.
Also, the staged plan has been released to gradually implement the objective of net zero emissions by 2050. For the initial stage, is to obtain level 4 accreditation from Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) before 2025. For its mid-term schedule, TIA aims to achieve absolute carbon reduction by 2035, with the hope that it can achieve the target of net zero emissions by 2050. Specific measures include actively replacing high-energy-consumption equipment, adding vehicle charging piles to speed up the infrastructure for electrification, building solar-power generators and evaluating purchasing renewable energy, and so on. The implementation results will be reviewed every five years.
TIAC continues to uphold an ESG spirit and emphasize corporate social responsibility, calling on more airport partners to join in energy issues to realize its commitment to sustainable operations with practical actions.
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- Chinese Taipei
- Taoyuen International Airport