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Airport could get more solar projects

LF Wade International Airport (File photograph)

Further solar projects could be brought to LF Wade Internal Airport, according to the Bermuda Airport Authority.

While the solar farm erected on a disused runway on the airport’s “finger” has yet to come online, the BAA has already spoken with the Regulatory Authority to discuss the possibility of further solar developments.

Lester Nelson, CEO of the BAA, told The Royal Gazette last week: “The Bermuda Airport Authority owns the LF Wade international Airport and associated infrastructure, making it one of the largest landowners in Bermuda.

“We are responsible for covering the cost of energy consumption at the airport and associated facilities, so monitoring energy use and encouraging greater energy efficiency aligns with our strategic interests.

“Given the recent completion of the new passenger terminal building, we are reviewing airport land use, with a view to optimisation and, where possible, opportunities for cost reductions.”

Mr Nelson said that while it was still “early days”, the authority had sparked discussion with the RA about the possibility.

He added: “We expect there will be further discussions as we scope out what is possible within the context of ensuring safe and sustainable air travel to and from Bermuda.”

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Published June 14, 2021 at 7:53 am (Updated June 14, 2021 at 7:51 am)

Airport could get more solar projects

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