The Port of San Diego’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal proposes shore-to-ship power provision (subject to project’s public approval).
The project would allow vessels such as container ships and refrigerated cargo ships to “plug in” and use electrical power from San Diego Gas & Electric, rather than run off their own diesel engines while at berth. The Port has accordingly prepared a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the shore power project, per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
The proposed project, considered a Port Capital Improvement Project, would allow modifications necessary to install shore power equipment at three berths located at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. Initially, there will only be the capability to power one vessel at a time.