Airports of the Future: Decarbonizing the U.S.’ Most Critical Infrastructure

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John F. Kennedy International Airport New Terminal One | Queens, NY

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John F. Kennedy International Airport

AlphaStruxure is leading the decarbonization efforts of the largest international terminal in the U.S. 

About New Terminal One

  • New Terminal One will be a 2.4 million square foot, 23-gate, state of the art new international terminal that will anchor the south side of John F. Kennedy International Airport. 
  • Valued at $9.5 billion, the first phase of the New Terminal One development is the largest single-asset project financing in U.S. history. 
  • New Terminal One will be the largest international terminal at JFK and aspires to obtain a global Top 5 Skytrax rating as one of the finest airport terminals in the world.


  • Transform JFK into a fully resilient airport that can function off-grid during power disruptions 
  • Meet aggressive New York State, City, and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) local sustainability laws  
  • Deliver energy reliability and resilience with guaranteed system-level uptime 
  • Produce lower carbon intensity, more efficient, locally generated energy  
  • Stabilize energy costs over the long-term 


  • AlphaStruxure will serve as JFK NTO’s comprehensive partner to finance, design, build, and operate an on-site microgrid 
  • The 11.34 megawatt microgrid is comprised of 7.66 MW rooftop solar, 3.68 MW fuel cells, 2 MW/4MWh battery energy storage, and will utilize re-claimed heat to generate chilled water and heating hot water 
  • Consists of four power islands: each an integrated energy system with sources of generation, storage, and automation 
  • The AlphaStruxure Integrate digital platform manages the microgrid performance and operations in a cyber-secure environment 
  • 24/7 operators predict and respond to the system real-time through the AlphaStruxure Network Operations Center
  • The Energy as a Service business model provides JFK NTO with long-term, predictable operating costs and guaranteed performance without upfront capital expenditures 


  • Reliable, resilient, and cost-predictable power   
  • 38% decrease in greenhouse gas emission reductions over grid-sourced energy  
  • 100% of airport operations maintained during power disruptions 
  • Achieves ambitious New York State, City, and PANYNJ sustainability mandates   

AlphaStruxure helps organizations achieve ambitious, tailored energy transformations — without the CapEx or complexity. As owners of our clients’ Energy as a Service systems, we’re fully accountable for your long-term goals around resilience, reliability, greenhouse gas reduction, and cost stabilit

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