Topics covered the study and use of on-shore electric power
October 23, 2008
Shipping terminals were invited to a workshop on October 21 to learn more about how the Port is reducing emissions using ship-to-shore power.
A study is completed to prepare for a significant change in Port operations: Using electrical power for ships at berth rather than diesel-burning engines, a practice commonly known as "cold ironing." Replacing a ship's auxiliary engines with on-shore electric power significantly reduces emissions.
The study analyzed a variety of factors such as vessel retrofit requirements, power demands, shore-side infrastructure needs, estimated costs and potential emission reductions.
PowerPoint presentations of the workshop are available below: