Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Date Ended:31 March 2011
Policy Type:
Climate Change Policy Targets:Transport, Freight
Agency:Transport Canada
Funding:CAD 6 million
Climate Change Description:The Marine Shore Power Programme, which takes place under ECOFreight, provides cost-shared funding for marine shore power technologies. Marine shore power, also known as cold ironing, enables ships to turn off their auxiliary diesel engines while docked and connect to electric power that travels to ships using specially designed equipment to power the ships load (e.g. lighting, air conditioning, communication equipment etc.). This programme will enable ships to reduce the emission of air pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHG). Eligible recipients (private entities and Canadian Port Authorities engaged in operating and/or owning of marine ports and terminals in Canada) receive a maximum of 50% of project total eligible costs, or CAD 2.5 million over a two-year period to introduce marine shore power systems. The programme has funded a CAD 2 million project to Metro Port Vancouver, expected to reduce GHG emissions by 3200 to 3700 tonnes in its first year of operation alone.

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