Electrifying Potential: Shore-side Power Generation in the Baltic Sea Region

Press release from the Council of the Baltic Sea States

Conference and CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Maritime Economy (EGSME) Meeting will be held on 6-7 May in Elsinore, Denmark.

Shore-side power has the potential to effectively cut emissions by allowing ships to turn their engines off when at shore and plug into shore-side power facilities instead. While the EU requires all ports implement the technology by 2025, concerns remain over costs, return on investment and practical matters of such implementation.

The main aim of the conference is to provide port authorities and those within the sector with the know-how and practical examples of shore-side power generation to facilitate the transition to a greener shipping and cruise industry in the Baltic Sea Region. The conference will highlight the benefits of investing in port infrastructure and will examine the added value to ports and ship owners of such investment. Impacts and benefits of developing greener port infrastructures to regional branding will also be considered. The conference will address the issue of securing funding for investments in such developments and the final session will be dedicated to exploring ways to further promote sustainable blue growth in light of the European Green Deal.

The event offers an opportunity for key maritime stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region – from both EU and non-EU countries – to network and discuss the current opportunities, challenges, solutions and best practices in the development of shore-side power generation.

The CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Maritime Economy will meet before the conference where all CBSS Member and Observer States of the Expert Group are invited to exchange opinions on the Danish Chairmanship priority regarding national developments in CBSS Member States.

Event registration will start soon.

See the preliminary agenda here.

Date of publication: 18 Feb 2020

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