UK Power Networks Services is supporting the Port of London Authority's (PLA) sustainability ambitions by successfully completing an energy feasibility study to identify opportunities to integrate low-carbon generation technologies across its sites and floating structures. The PLA is aiming for a 60% reduction in carbon emissions by 2025 and to achieve Net Zero by 2040. To realise these targets, the port requires an understanding of its existing electricity network and renewable generation opportunities available.
The project has assessed the suitability for renewable energy installation, including solar and wind, at 23 of the ports' sites and provides insight into future demand within the electricity network as the port expands. The introduction of renewable energy technologies will enable the future decarbonisation of the vessels and provide low-carbon energy sources that will help the port meet their Net Zero aspirations, eliminate emissions and increase the resilience of the port's electricity network. For further information see the IDTechEx report on Smart City Materials, Systems, Markets 2022-2042.
The PLA will now be able to make informed decisions about future expansion and sustainability initiatives with visibility of their existing electricity network and viability of specific renewable technologies.
Kieran Coughlan, Head of Strategic Advisory Services at UK Power Networks Services said: "We're thrilled to be able to help the PLA develop their future decarbonisation journey through the assessment of options for integrating renewable technologies. This feasibility study will enable the port to make key sustainability and expansion decisions that support their operations."
Michael Atkins, senior planner at the PLA, added: "As a result of this study, we are now able to identify various options for the delivery of low carbon generation technologies across a number of our sites, which will help to meet our aim to achieve Net Zero by 2040 and help to increase energy resilience and reduce emissions across the PLAs estate and operations."
About UK Power Networks Services
UK Power Networks Services is an expert in distributed energy solutions and power distribution, delivering energy technology consulting, asset financing, major project delivery, design and build, operations and maintenance, and asset management. We integrate new technologies, such as electric vehicle infrastructure, battery storage and microgrids. We provide end-to-end energy solutions and our experts help clients increase the productivity of their assets, decarbonise their infrastructure and realise their infrastructure as a strategic asset. Our world-class engineers serve industries such as airports, rail, defence, water, logistics and fleet, manufacturing, ports, local and central government, and commercial buildings. Our high-profile public and private sector clients with critical infrastructure in complex environments, trust us to deliver safe, reliable and innovative energy solutions - allowing them to concentrate on their core business. We have a proud 50 year history and our current portfolio includes the UK's six main airports, High Speed 1, Network Rail, London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, EDF (Hinkley Point C), Ministry of Defence, Felixstowe Port, UPS and Canary Wharf.
About Port of London Authority
As a trust port, the Port of London Authority has no shareholders and operates for the benefit of customers and stakeholders now and in the future. Our operations cover 95 miles of the River Thames, from Teddington to the North Sea. We work to keep commercial and leisure users safe, protect and enhance the environment and promote the use of the river for trade and travel.
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