Onshore Power Supply

EU mandates onshore power supply

08/01/2015 The European Union approved Directive 2014/94/EU on the Deployment of …

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Sweden allowed to continu OPS tax cuts

20/11/2014 The European Union continues to authorize Sweden to apply electricity tax cuts for the …

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Hamburg to suppy OPS to cruise ships

17/10/2014 Hamburg Port Authority has commissioned Siemens to supply a turnkey onshore power supply …

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Welcome to the Onshore Power Supply website!

This independent non-profit website was first released in spring 2010 by the working group on Onshore Power Supply (OPS) established by the World Ports Climate Initiative (WPCI). In summer 2013 an update of the website was released.

The website provides a wealth of practical information about OPS for seagoing vessels as a measure to improve air quality in ports and port cities and reduce emissions of air pollutants and noise and to a lesser extent carbon dioxide, by replacing onboard-generated power from diesel auxiliary engines with electricity generated onshore. The website is targeted particularly at port authorities, terminal operators and shipping companies considering introduction or expansion of the technology.

If you have comments, questions or suggestions regarding the website please click here.

The OPS technology is known by a variety of names: Alternative Maritime Power (AMP),
Cold Ironing, Shoreside Electricity and Onshore Power Supply. The IEC/ISO/IEEE
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standard uses the term High Voltage Shore Connection (HVSC) systems.