Groupe ADP works towards
energy sobriety



Groupe ADP is heavily involved in the national effort for energy sobriety and is committed to taking action in its main areas of consumption - heating, air-conditioning and lighting - in order to reduce its consumption by 7 to 10%.
Since 2015, the Group has already reduced its energy intensity by almost a third, thanks in particular to a major project, soon to be completed, to switch to 100% LEDs, even for the runway lights!




The three measures of the energy sobriety plan


These measures may be subject to change in accordance with future circumstances and needs, in order to control our consumption as much as possible.



Reduced heating in airports and offices


We will limit the temperature in our terminals and offices to 19°C and to 16°C in certain non-waiting areas, such as the preboarding bridges. Each additional degree of heating, although more comfortable, represents 7% more energy consumed!

 



Sparing use of air-conditioning


When the warm weather returns, we will only switch on the air-conditioning when the thermometer hits 26°C or above, both in the terminals and the offices.



Abolition of non-essential lighting


We will identify non-essential, redundant lighting points and switch them off.


Groupe ADP decarbonises its energy



Beyond the issue of sobriety, the primary objective is to decarbonise our energy. Groupe ADP therefore produces its own renewable energies:  

Puce-Bleue  a geothermal power plant at Paris-Orly and a biomass plant at Paris-Charles de Gaulle for the past decade, leading to a significant reduction in natural gas consumption (80 GWh less per year). Geothermal energy at Paris-Orly, thanks to water captured at 70°C at a depth of 1,800 m, covers 35% of the airport's heating needs, in addition to the recovery of heat released by the Rungis incinerators. 

Puce-Bleue 2025 will see Paris-Le Bourget Airport connected to geothermal energy, covering 80% of its heating requirements.

Puce-Bleue  we are taking things even further by producing our own electricity thanks to the construction of three additional solar farms in France which will generate approximately 45 GWh per year, equal to roughly 10% of the Paris airports’ electricity consumption. 



The Group signs the Ecowatt Charter



On 11 October, Groupe ADP signed the Ecowatt Charter, a scheme created by RTE (the French electricity transmission system operator) in partnership with Ademe, which aims to show in real time the level of electricity (green for reasonable, orange for high and red for abnormally high, with a risk of power cuts) available to supply consumers in France. 

More about Ecowatt (in french)



A few key figures



  • 250 GWh our natural gas consumption in 2019

  • 480 GWh our electricity consumption in 2019, i.e. the annual consumption of a town of 200,000 inhabitants

  • 100% of our electricity consumption is now renewable by guarantees of origin

  • 2020

    signing of an additional corporate PPA (Power Purchase Agreement): commitment to purchase the electricity generated by three new photovoltaic solar farms (Urbasolar) for 21 years

250 GWh our natural gas consumption in 2019

480 GWh our electricity consumption in 2019, i.e. the annual consumption of a town of 200,000 inhabitants

100% of our electricity consumption is now renewable by guarantees of origin

2020

signing of an additional corporate PPA (Power Purchase Agreement): commitment to purchase the electricity generated by three new photovoltaic solar farms (Urbasolar) for 21 years