VINCI Airports 15.05.2018

Our airports in the Dominican Republic are installing photovoltaic panels and reducing their carbon footprint

In the Dominican Republic, the airports of La Isabela (Santo Domingo), Puerto Plata and Barahona are now equipped with photovoltaic panels enabling them to produce and consume fully carbon-free energy.

This initiative covers between 18 and 78% of airports' energy needs. The other three Dominican airports, Las Americas in Santo Domingo and the two airports in Samaná, will also be equipped with solar panels before the end of 2018, with the aim of covering between 43 and 99.8% of their daily electricity needs. In total, nearly 6500 tons of CO² will be saved each year.
This project is part of our '"AirPact" strategy, which sets solid environmental protection and sustainability targets for 2020, such as reducing the carbon footprint by 20% compared to 2013, protecting biodiversity, obtaining ISO 14001 certification and obtaining carbon emission accreditation for all airports in the network.