The National Grid will berth UK ships in net-zero waters : National Grid Electricity Transmission has collaborated with Siemens to develop a free digital tool to assist UK ports in decarbonizing their operations.
The Decarbonisation Tool is intended to assist port authorities in understanding their future energy requirements and how to implement greener energy management solutions.
The offering generates an estimate of the port’s peak power demand based on asset information such as the number of berths, crane types, and car parking spaces.
“With the support of the Decarbonisation Tool, UK ports can begin to plan their transition to alternative fuel-powered vessels using energy from low or zero-emission sources, as well as the integration of ports into the decarbonised energy network.” Said, Mark Simmonds, Director of Policy and External Affairs, British Ports Association.
“To meet the UK’s net zero targets, all modes of transport will need to decarbonise, no matter the scale and complexity, with a likely increased demand for electricity.” Commented Dr Russel Fowler, Senior Project Manager for Decarbonisation of Transport at National Grid.
The maritime sector accounts for 5% of UK transportation emissions.
During COP26, 18 countries joined what was described as the world’s first framework for developing zero-emission ocean shipping corridors.
The government stated in September that it supported a global shipping emissions target of zero by 2050.
The National Grid will berth UK ships in net-zero waters: