June 20, 2023

The Westin Long Beach

Port Electrification US

As states and cities across the US commit to net zero-emission goals, ports are at the center of the energy transformation debate and are coming under increasing scrutiny to lower their carbon output. However, this transition means an overhaul of the existing electrical infrastructure at ports, which could be complex, and managing all its facets will require a collaborative approach. The good news is that the technology is available, utilities are cooperating, and support is forthcoming at the federal, state, and municipal levels.

The federal government has already approved USD3 billion in funding under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to support the purchase and installation of zero-emission equipment and technology at ports. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) have programs that cover funding for port electrification. Several other federal agencies also provide grants for greening the ports.

A recent cooperation agreement between the states of California, Oregon, Washington and Canada’s British Columbia included an initiative to decarbonize port equipment and operations and to pursue zero-carbon shipping. Meanwhile, many ports across the country, such as Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Savannah, Seattle, New Orleans, New Jersey and New York, are already taking initiatives to electrify large parts of their operations and infrastructure.

In this context, Global Transmission is organizing a conference on “Port Electrification US” on June 20-21, 2023 at The Westin Long Beach.

The mission of the conference is to highlight the opportunities and solutions to transition to full electrification of ports. The conference will feature engaging panel discussions and insightful presentations on challenges in electrifying ports, strategies to progress to greener ports, learnings from ongoing projects, relevant technologies, and best practices.


Shreya Gaba

+1 (315) 675 4313

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