TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 151: Developing a Business Case for Renewable Energy at Airports provides instructions and tools to evaluate proposed renewable energy projects and their alternatives. The guidance may assist airports with making informed energy decisions that maximize financial, self-sustainability, environmental, and social benefits.
In addition to the report, a decision-making matrix contains criteria that can be used to evaluate a renewable energy project with a system for weighting each factor based on an airport’s particular objectives. A sample request for proposals and a sample power purchase agreement are provided for project implementation.
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Table of Contents
|Chapter 1 - Introducing a Renewable Energy Business Case||3-17|
|Chapter 2 - Basis of Business Case||18-20|
|Chapter 3 - Evaluation Criteria and Ranking Methodology||21-32|
|Chapter 4 - Integrating Projects with Planning and Decision Making||33-47|
|Chapter 5 - Engaging Internal and External Stakeholders||48-53|
|Chapter 6 - Reviewing a Model Business Case||54-73|
|Chapter 7 - Examples of Business Cases||74-83|
|Chapter 8 - Funding a Renewable Energy Project||84-89|
|Appendix A - Airport Survey of Renewable Decision Making||92-96|
|Appendix B - Sample Request for Proposals||97-112|
|Appendix C - Sample Power Purchase Agreement||113-159|
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