California’s San Diego International Airport announced Wednesday that it had entered into a partnership with San Diego Community Power to supply the airport with 100% renewable electricity. This puts the airport way ahead of its target to run solely on renewables by 2035.
“Having the opportunity to work with San Diego Community Power enables us to reach our goal of 100 percent renewable electricity well before our planned timing of 2035. SDCP’s ability to provide reliable, zero-carbon energy at competitive costs is a game-changer for us and everyone in the region,” Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO, said in a statement Wednesday.
San Diego International Airport, formerly known as Lindbergh Field, was one of the first major airports in the US to institute a sustainability policy. The plan ‘vigorously reinforces’ the airport authority’s mission statement, which is, “…to operate San Diego’s air transportation gateways in a manner that promotes the region’s prosperity and protects its quality of life.”