Onshore Power Supply

Environment and health

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Cables running through a guidance ring

Cables running through a guidance ring

Air quality and health concerns are the main reasons for installation of OPS in ports. This section provides an overview of the environmental and health benefits of OPS, while at the same time providing a brief description of alternative techniques. A calculation tool for assessing the emission impacts of OPS is also provided.

"The promotion of shoreside electricity is an effective way to tackle local pollution concerns" Joe Borg, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (2007-2010).