San Diego International Airport Goes Green

Category: Aerospace
Published: 2021-07-08
San Diego International Airport Goes Green

SAN DIEGO – San Diego International Airport (SAN) has enrolled into the San Diego Community Power (SDCP) service committing to use 100% renewable, 100% carbon-free energy, the not-for-profit association informed.

“Having the opportunity to work with San Diego Community Power enables us to reach our goal of 100% renewable electricity well before our planned timing of 2035,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. “SDCP’s ability to provide reliable, zero-carbon energy at competitive costs is a game-changer for us and everyone in the region.”

The airport served 25 million passengers in 2019, making it the busiest single-runway commercial airport in the U.S.

Environmental stewardship is a hallmark of operations at SAN. The Airport Authority instituted one of the first sustainability policies for a major airport in the U.S. and is committed to building and operating SAN in a manner that promotes the region’s prosperity and protects its quality of life.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Airport Authority to advance our shared vision of a cleaner, healthier region,” said SDCP Board Chair and Encinitas Councilmember Joe Mosca. “They are a great role model for organizations and businesses that are committed to saving money, our environment, and reinvesting in our local community.”

Throughout June, approximately 72,000 commercial and industrial accounts in San Diego, Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, and La Mesa will become customers of SDCP.