Europe’s largest shore power facility opened the 10th of September 2018 at the Port of Kristiansand. One of many important steps on the road to electrification of the region of Kristiansand and the rest of Southern Norway. The electrification of the Port of Kristiansand is a milestone in the port’s, the city’s and the region’s long history, and might have defining implications for the entire maritime industry in Norway.
The EU aims to achieve shore power facilities in all its major ports by 2025. In accordance with this ambition the Port of Kristiansand has received funding for large parts of the investment to achieve clean and sustainable operations. Through this Kristiansand is quickly becoming the leading port in Europe when it comes to shore power.
Norway is committed through the EU’s climate and energy framework to reduce emission by 40 % within 2030. Shore power is a considerable step on the way.