Piller to unveil GPe, a new Airport Ground Power Unit concept at Inter Airport Europe 2021

Piller Power Systems, the global sustainable power technology infrastructure supplier, is to showcase a fundamental rethink of how airport ground power can be delivered using its GPe (Ground Power electric) concept.

Piller has developed GPe as a sustainable, efficient, electrically powered Ground Power Unit (GPU) design solution based on separate battery and power unit modules to replace diesel engine powered GPUs at airports.

“Piller’s Ground Power electric (GPe) concept is a fundamental rethinking of how power units will operate in the airports of the future. The concept is based around cutting out the things that are unwanted such as carbon, costs, noise and airside traffic while adding efficiency, operating hours availability and flexibility. The ideas behind GPe are as innovative as they are radical,” says Andrew Dyke, Managing Director, Piller Group.

Clean battery powered GPUs have many advantages over current diesel engine converters. Innovations such as GPU converter/ battery separation can provide huge benefits in recharging, operational efficiency, fewer units required and higher availability.

The benefits of GPe span operations, capex investment, environmental and future proofing.

Piller R&D sustainable solution concepts for airport ground power will be introduced at inter airport Europe 2021 where Piller engineers will be on hand to provide technical details behind GPe.

To find out more visit Piller at Stand No. 1142 at Inter Airport Europe 2021, the International Exhibition for Airport Equipment Technology, Design and Services from 9-12 November 2021 at the Munich Trade Fair Center, Germany.

For further information, please email aviation@piller.com

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About Piller

Piller was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1909 by engineer Anton Piller. Employing around 1000 people worldwide, Piller is headquartered in Osterode, near Hanover, Germany, with subsidiaries across Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Piller occupies a unique position, being the only company to produce both types of electrically coupled UPS technologies and with kinetic energy storage or battery options. The company also manufactures aircraft ground power units, 50/60Hz frequency converters, static transfer switches and specialist marine generators. With more than 7000 kinetic energy storage devices and over 6000 high power UPS units installed, Piller has more than 300 service personnel taking care of clients across 24 countries. The Piller group is a wholly owned subsidiary of the multi-disciplined global UK engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings Plc. In 2016, Piller acquired Active Power Inc., the flywheel energy storage specialist.

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