Aéroport Marseille Provence

Design and implementation of a smartgrid

Aiming for energy self-sufficiency and “zero net carbon emissions” by 2030, Aéroport Marseille Provence has launched an ambitious smartgrid initiative and commissioned the Adaltys/Finance Consult/Artelia consortium to support it. After assessing the site’s energy system, our teams studied several options (photovoltaic production, decarbonisation of transport, heat and cold production) in order to identify the best scenario and propose an appropriate contractual and financial package.


“Achieving carbon neutrality by becoming Net Zero before 2030” is the number 1 goal of Aéroport Marseille Provence (AMP). The airport intends to set an example in the areas under its control, while inviting all its partners and airlines to commit to reducing the sector’s carbon footprint. The airport has already renovated its thermo-cooling plant, which produces the hot and chilled water needed to heat and cool the buildings. A project to connect this plant to a geothermal system is underway. AMP is also committed to the electrification of its vehicle fleet and has renewed its electricity supply contracts to use exclusively renewable sources. In 2022, it obtained Airport Carbon Accredition (level 4) after reducing its CO2 emissions by 50% in five years and committing the entire platform to a decarbonisation process.

Artelia is assisting Aéroport Marseille Provence in its transformation towards Net Zero by helping it to draw up a relevant roadmap and implement a smartgrid. Our teams have analysed all the energy items and drawn up various transformation scenarios concerning heat and cold production, electricity supply (solar self-production, geothermal energy, etc.), the modernisation of emergency generators, the reduction of runway and aircraft consumption, the possible use of hydrogen, etc. Today, Artelia continues to support AMP, working in particular on the renewal and modernisation of the site’s apron lighting, with the aim of halving energy consumption and minimising environmental impact.