Quayside electricity in South-HollandIn cooperation with: Province of South-Holland, the Port of Rotterdam, Drechtsteden Region and the Port of Amsterdam
During the period 2008-2011 the Province of South-Holland installed one hundred innovative quayside electricity points along the provincial waterways to create a uniform network for the inland shipping sector.
Quayside electricity at moorings and loading and unloading berths for canal boats is one of the measures being taken to increase the sustainability of the inland shipping sector. If the boats can satisfy their electricity requirements using green electricity from a quayside socket they will no longer need to use air-polluting diesel generators.
The project will be carried out in 3 phases. On completion of the project the boats will be able to make use of these innovative quayside electricity facilities at ten to twenty different locations along the provincial waterways in South-Holland.
In 2008 five quayside facilities were installed and a further fifteen facilities were installed in 2009. There will be thirty additional quayside facilities in 2010 and a fifty more are planned for 2011.
In the long-term these quayside electricity facilities will directly affect the air quality and they will also have a positive effect on noise pollution. Diesel generators are extremely noisy; the quayside electricity units are silent. The green energy used for the quayside facilities will contribute to reducing climate change.Beneficiary: Provincie Zuid-HollandEFRO budget: € 401.738,--Public budget: € 602.606,--Priority: 2. Attractive regionsProject type: EnvoronmentalProject sub-type: EnergyRunning period: 1 October 2007 to 31 December 2013Website: www.walstroom.nl