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Greater Victoria Harbour Authority moves forward with shore power project

December 9, 2020

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) is planning to proceed with the next stage of the shore-power project for the Victoria Cruise Terminal at The Breakwater District.

According to GVHA data, the installation of shore power at two berths will reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and other air contaminants by more than 46%, which is equivalent to taking 1,394 cars off the road annually.

This environmental initiative has been estimated to cost up to $24.8 million and the next step will require stakeholder funding. As a result of COVID-19 suspending all cruise activities for a still undetermined time in Canada, the project will have to wait until the cruise industry restabilizes and funding possibilities are confirmed.

GVHA has estimated that 85% of all vessels calling at the Victoria Cruise Terminal will be supplied with shore power by 2030 as a result of the project’s completion.

Image from GVHA Website