To ensure the airport’s operation, electricity and heat are partly generated through a de-centralised solution via combined heat and power plants. The biogas required as fuel for the engine is obtained directly from the biogas producer, Bitzer, from Hawangen via the company’s own north-south supply route. The CHP unit is switched on when there is insufficient electricity from wind and solar energy in the country. The electricity is then fed into the grid, and the heat is temporarily stored in the large external storage tank.
Various components in the AEM heating centre round off the green portfolio of renewable energies in use:
Information on the heating infrastructure and district heating network:
Memmingen Airport has taken receipt of a completely new lighting system. In 2019, a switch was made to LED technology for the take-off & landing lighting with edge, centreline and touchdown zone lighting.
In addition to this development, the lighting and screens in the terminal and administrative buildings were converted to LED, as was some of the lighting in the car parks.
One of the most environmentally friendly methods of energy generation is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. PV systems are also being installed at Memmingen Airport, such as on the open-air canopy situated in front of the Airport Service Center.
The PV system at the electric charging station on the access road to the terminal is also used to generate green electricity.