The Port of San Diego is planning its next steps for shore power at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.
At its monthly meeting, the board of port commissions approved a non-appealable coastal development permit to bring shore power to the marine terminal, located on San Diego’s waterfront.
The next step will take place in April, when the board will select a contractor for the project. Construction will begin shortly after that, with expected completion of the project in December.
The shore power project would allow 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 project calls for shore power equipment to be installed at two berths at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. It is part of the port’s Capital Improvement Program, which sets aside funds for new facilities, road upgrades, parks or other improvements in the port’s member cities.