Port of Montreal reduces carbon footprint with Schneider Electric shore power technology
By Ellen Cools
August 23, 2018 — The Port of Montreal recently won an environmental award based on its implementation of Schneider Electric’s shore power solution.
The Port won the Prix AQTr Environnement Award at the recent Gala d’excellence de l’Association des transports du Quebec. The award, sponsored by the Quebec Transportation Association (AQTr), is given to Quebec projects that demonstrate a reduction in the environmental impacts of transportation.
Schneider Electric’s Shore Power solution contributed to the Port’s reduction of 2,800 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually. Shore Power allows docked vessels to connect to the electrical grid and shut down their diesel engines, reducing the air pollution the vessels produce.
Based on Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure platform, an Internet of Things-enabled architecture, Shore Power allows ships to connect to the electrical grid simply and efficiently, the company says. The solution relies on intelligent Schneider Electric devices, including substation automation relays and power monitoring instruments. Through Shore Power, ports can track a ship’s operational data and energy consumption, trace system performance and events, collect billing information and rely on a user-friendly touchscreen for remote monitoring.