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.
BPA PublicationsReducing Emissions from Shipping in Ports: Examining the Barriers to Shore Power
Unlocking a triple-win for UK ports and shipping
BPA Submission to 2022 Shore Power Call for Evidence
BPA Cover Letter to 2022 Shore Power Call for Evidence
Working Paper: At-Berth Regulations: Examples of approaches from around the world