Port of San Diego Doubling Shore Power Capability

The B Street and Broadway Pier cruise ship terminals at the Port of San Diego will receive double their current shore power capabilities, thanks to the Board of Port Commissioners who recently voted to approve a $4.6 million toward the effort.

Funds will go toward buying, building and installing shore power equipment that will allow two cruise ships calling on San Diego to connect to shore power outlets at the same time so they won’t have to run their diesel auxiliary engines.

“This is a good investment and it is just one of our many clean air projects on the horizon,” said Chairman Michael Zucchet, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “In addition to having the infrastructure available for nearly every cruise ship to run off electricity while in port, we’re also installing a solar-powered microgrid at our Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, adding more public electric vehicle chargers on the bayfront, and more.”

“The port is committed to being a good neighbor, which includes cleaner air for everyone who lives, works and plays on and around San Diego Bay,” he added.

The port said it hopes to finish the project by September 2022.

By Pacific Maritime