Onyx Renewable Partners L.P. (“Onyx”), a leader in the development and finance of commercial and industrial (“C&I”) and small scale utility solar projects in North American markets, today announced that it has been awarded the contract from the South Jersey Transportation Authority (“SJTA”) to construct, own and operate photovoltaic solar arrays at Atlantic City International Airport. The final design will be completed through a coordinated effort between Onyx and SJTA staff in order to maximize the size of the system. “The Onyx team has significant prior experience with constructing solar facilities on or near airports, including the first of its kind at Newark Liberty International Airport in 2012. We are pleased to bring that expertise to South Jersey and add another international airport to our resume” says Matt Rosenblum, CEO of Onyx. “The opportunity to work with the SJTA to further their green initiatives is particularly rewarding. It is a small contribution we can make toward the collective effort to make Atlantic City International Airport more competitive and successful.” The new Onyx owned system will be approximately 5.7MW and designed with an objective to off-set more than 90% of the SJTA electrical load at the airport.
“The South Jersey Transportation Authority looks forward to the public/private partnership with Onyx and their project to help us utilize renewable energy resources to directly lower our operating costs,” said Mr. Timothy Kroll, Deputy Airport Director for the Atlantic City International Airport.
Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) is located in the heart of southern New Jersey in Egg Harbor Township just twelve miles from Atlantic City. Owned and operated by the South Jersey Transportation Authority, ACY sits on 5,030 acres of land and is a shared use airport serving over 1.2 million passengers annually. The FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center is located adjacent to the airport site and houses the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Laboratory. ACY is home to the Air National Guard, the 177th Fighter Wing “Jersey Devils” and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Onyx is a renewable energy development company established by funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners that is focused on greenfield development in the North American solar and wind sectors. The Onyx team brings over 250 years of collective industry experience and perspective, having developed more than 1 GW of renewable projects. As a full service firm with capabilities including development and construction through financing and operations, Onyx is able to provide creative solutions to large energy users and land owners in North America. Onyx prides itself on its ability to bring together exceptional talent with deep industry knowledge to solve challenging issues for clients looking to maximize renewable power generation. Onyx is headquartered in New York City.