China: Airport joins carbon trading scheme

13 December 2016 | Mitigation

PART of key areas at Pudong International Airport will be included in a nationwide cap-and-trade program China plans to launch next year, which is expected to create the world’s largest carbon trading market.

The airport is a forerunner among its peers to join the scheme involving six of China’s largest carbon-emitting industries.

Companies that innovate and reduce their emissions below the government cap can sell their excess allowances to companies that don’t.

In recent years, Pudong airport has introduced a series of energy saving technologies like remote and unattended monitoring, online controls and energy performance contracting.

Several of the latest and most advanced energy management information technologies and concepts have been applied and fulfilled here, setting up a solid “green barrier” at one of the world’s busiest airports.

Energy consumption at the airport has decreased over recent years. It was 13.17 tons of coal equivalent (TCE) per 10,000 people last year. Total energy consumption decreased by 1,487.11 TCE from a year ago.

Meanwhile, two 35KV transformer substations and two water supply pumping stations at the airport adopted information monitoring technology at the end of October.

Parameters, control operations of main equipment on-site and video footage from surveillance cameras are transmitted back to the operation center through the network.

Records of parameters, image preservation, statements filing and other functions are automatically completed. Workers continue to carry out real-time monitoring of the airport’s power and water supply system.



Source: Shanghai Daily