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Port of Hueneme to launch Shore Power

April 18, 2014

Shore power to be commissioned at Port of Hueneme

Shore power to be commissioned at Port of Hueneme

The Board of Harbor Commissioners, Port of Hueneme, will Celebrate Earth Week at the Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to launch the Port’s new Grid-Based Shore Power System on April 24th. By connecting to the Port’s Grid-Based Shore Power System, the reefer vessels calling the Port will run their auxiliary marine engines on shore power in lieu of diesel fuel and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

According to Mary Anne Rooney, Port Commission President,"This project represents perhaps the single largest reduction in air emissions by one project in the history of the county.”

The Port of Hueneme’s project represents a giant leap forward for the Port and the community. Over the lifetime of this project (30 years), annual emissions from refrigerated cargo vessels also known as “reefer vessels” will be significantly reduced. Anticipated reductions include a 92% reduction in PM, 98% reduction in NOx, and a 55% reduction in greenhouse gasses.

It is with the passage of AB 32 by the state assembly, programs were put in place mandating that refrigerated cargo vessels, called “reefer vessels” reduce greenhouse gas emissions of their ships at berth while in California ports.

www.portofhueneme.org



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