power supply protection Cruise ships gain access to S.F. power grid
At Pier 27 in front of the Island Princess, Terry Holt and Cochrane electric power, as well as Andrew Gibson and Princess Cruises, work together to connect giant power supplies to enable cruise ships to access the power grid in San Francisco, instead of running out of on-board generators that produce contaminated diesel emissions on Wednesday, October.2010 in San Francisco, California.At Pier 27 in front of the Island Princess, Terry Holt and Cochrane electric power, as well as Andrew Gibson and Princess Cruises, work together to connect giant power supplies to enable cruise ships to access the power grid in San Francisco, instead of running out of on-board generators that produce contaminated diesel emissions on Wednesday, October.2010 in San Francisco, California.LessCruise ships sailing on San Francisco's docks are now able to access the city's grid for less than $5.2 million the project aims to reduce diesel soot in the waterfront.When Mayor Gavin Newson inserted 2,000-The passenger Island Princess at Pier 27 is part of California's first coastal power system and the fourth in the world, according to environmental officials who have led the work in the past five years.Other in Juno, Alaska, Seattle and Vancouver, Colombia, United Kingdom."San Francisco is the first one in the state to be appropriate," Newsom said ."."We have always been proud to be the first in green technology...Technology of the future."At the Port of San Francisco, ships will be connected to the same network that powers Muni and San Francisco International Airport and will be operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.The utility receives funding from hydro power plants in the Sierra Nevada mountains.Usually, the ship operates heating, lighting, electrical appliances and other equipment in the port.Diesel generators that discharge harmful particles are considered to be responsible for the increased incidence of bronchitis, asthma and other lung diseases.By accessing San Francisco's power system, about 90 ships visiting San Francisco each year will be able to shut down these generators, reducing carbon emissions by 100,000 tons in 30 years, and reduce California's 9,200 premature deaths from air pollution every year."Now (these ships) will be able to change from one of the dirtiest fuels to one of the cleanest," said Jared Blumenfeld, regional administrator for the United States.S.Environmental Protection Bureau.For cruise ship owners, the new system will require $1 million per shipThe Princess cruise ship is already equipped with 10 ships, and another aircraft carrier has upgraded six.In the long run, however, they expect to generate significant savings.Single 10-diesel powerOfficials say an hour visit to San Francisco costs $18,000, about $2,000 more than the Public Utilities Commission estimates.The date of the San Francisco Port project is 2005. A California regulation passed two years ago, which required operators of containers and passenger ships to use onshore electricity during state port visits in the first 50% of 2014.Similar systems are being developed in Los Angeles, San Diego and Long Beach.Across the busy port of Auckland Bay, cargo giant APL received nearly $5 million in awards last year to ship its shipsto-Shore power equipment.The Bay Area Air Quality Management Area, as well as state and federal regulators, also launched a $22 million program last summer to replace and transform about 1,000 of the 2,000 diesel trucks, these trucks serve the port through technology to reduce particle emissions.In San Francisco, most of the $5.2 million budget-Dollar combination of local, state and federal statesHeading towards huge cables, line shafts and 27-foot-A tall metal arm that connects the power supply of the vessel to the infrastructure of the city.To accommodate the additional 6-6, some money also paid for the upgrade of the gridto 12-Every passenger ship has megawatt demand.By contrast, electricity consumption across San Francisco is typically between 900 and 1,000 MW.