Electrifying UK Ports

Reducing greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions from operations and ships at berth is a top priority for UK ports. Government and industry recognise that in any maritime decarbonisation scenario, ports will need a significant amount of power from the grid.

BPA research suggests that 70% of ports are already at or near to their ceiling in terms of available power. The BPA and UK Major Ports Group are calling on government to launch a maritime ‘Project Rapid’ – a programme of energy infrastructure upgrades that will support and accelerate investment in maritime decarbonisation. This should begin with a detailed energy connectivity study.