, 2022-11-13 12:32:07,
To help deliver customer solutions and protect the environment, Entergy Louisiana has expanded its shore power capabilities so that Crowley vessels operating out of the Port of Lake Charles have a more sustainable and low-emission option while docked.
Shore power is an idle-reduction technology that enables vessels to connect to electricity rather than run on fossil fuels when not in service, resulting in lower emissions and noise due to reduced engine use.
This is the second shore power project Entergy has completed along the Gulf Coast, with the first being launched at Port Fourchon in Lafourche Parish.
“We’re proud to have partnered with Crowley and the Port of Lake Charles to bring shore power to southwest Louisiana,” said Phillip May, Entergy Louisiana president and CEO. “Like us, our customers are working hard to make their operations cleaner, and this is just one way our company can help them accomplish their sustainability goals and better the communities we serve.”
Initially, the project will support four Crowley ocean-class tugboats, and the Port estimates it will reduce net carbon dioxide emissions by more than 500 metric tons per year.
“Partnerships are essential to reach our decarbonization goals in maritime and working with Entergy and the Port of Lake Charles to initiate shore power for our ocean-class workboats helps in decreasing our environmental impact,” said Matt Yacavone, Crowley Shipping senior vice president and general manager….
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