Juneau looks at supplying power to cruise ships at docks
March 7, 2019
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau officials are exploring the idea of expanding port infrastructure to allow more cruises ships to connect to the local electrical grid as a way to cut down on dock-side emissions.
Princess Cruises has been connecting to shore power at a city dock since 2001, paying the local utility about $1 million each summer for the hook-up, the Juneau Empire reported.
But that’s the only dock in Juneau that’s capable of supplying power.
That infrastructure would be expanded under a proposal submitted this year by the Juneau Commission on Sustainability.
The commission r...