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Connecting to protect the environment

Meet Carol, a project manager who led an initiative to bring clean energy to port container terminals.

June 14, 2019

If there’s one thing that’s sure to attract people to our great region, it’s the beautiful environment that surrounds us. The lush forests, iconic wildlife, and clear waters are all things that we love about living here. And they’re also things we need to look after.

Meet Carol, a project manager at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, who led an initiative to bring clean energy to port container terminals. She knows just how big of a responsibility the protection of our local environment is, and that it requires some equally big thinking. So, it’s little wonder that she’s so passionate about the possibilities of shore power.

Carol led the project to bring shore power to the Centerm and Deltaport container terminals, allowing container ships to plug in to electric power and shut off their diesel engines while at dock. That means a significant reduction in emissions, helping us to protect the surrounding environment. The project was jointly funded by Transport Canada and the port authority, and was built together with partners DP World, GCT Canada and BC Hydro.

Each connection is the equivalent of taking up to 20 cars off the road for a full year. We’d say that’s a big result, and it’s just one of the ways we’re connecting, and protecting, your world.

Learn more about shore power for container and cruise ships here.

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