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YVR partners with Schneider Electric to achieve net-zero carbon by 2030

January 27, 2024  By  Anthony Capkun

January 27, 2024 – Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has partnered with Schneider Electric to improve operational reliability and workplace safety, and to help the airport achieve its goal of becoming net-zero carbon by 2030.

“We are thrilled to extend our ongoing relationship with YVR, working side-by-side as one team, and providing solutions on their electrical distribution systems to ensure we’re fostering a sustainable and reliable airport environment,” said Courtney Forget, Schneider Electric.

Schneider’s proposed modernization of YVR’s existing installed products will significantly cut capital costs for the airport with minimal operational disruption, says the company.

The digital transformation of YVR’s energy system will play a large role in operational reliability and helping to reduce emissions, says Schneider, “turning energy savings and environmental gains into business growth”.

“At YVR, we are focused on energy conservation and electrification across our operations to reduce carbon emissions and strengthen the green economy,” said Christoph Rufenacht, YVR. “Working with Schneider Electric, we will enhance how we monitor and manage our energy use, optimize our current energy infrastructure, and explore innovative solutions to maximize carbon reduction.”

The airport expects to invest $135-million over 10 years to become net-zero by 2030. This includes a commitment to meet operational requirements more efficiently while using less energy for heating and cooling, cooking, lighting, and other electrical needs.

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