PLAN - plan your implementation of Onshore Power Supply by doing a feasibility study
1. Take advantage of the experience and knowledge available at other ports,
in reports and at authorities on OPS.
2. Find out what vessel fleet in your port would be most suitable for OPS,
preferably frequent-calling vessels with long port stays and offering the
greatest emission reduction potential.
3. Determine the best technical approach by collecting data on electrical
systems, voltages, frequencies, fuel quality and fuel consumption on the
vessels in question.
4. Estimate the emission reduction potential using various scenarios:
- vessels burning heavy fuel oil (where legal) compared with use of
alternative energy like wind power (preferably) or the energy mix available
from the local utility company.
- vessels burning low-sulphur distillate fuel compared
with use of alternative energy like wind power (preferably) or the energy
mix available from the local utility company.
5. Estimate the cost effectiveness and environmental effectiveness.
6. Present your findings and check interest among key stakeholders.
7. Evaluate incorporation of OPS when constructing new quays/wharfs.