Open Letter to Ketchikan City Manager: Ketchikan Cruise Ship Power Opportunities
February 24, 2011
The World Cruise Center [in Los Angeles] is also the only port where two cruise ships can be connected simultaneously. Cruise ships utilize either 6.6 kilovolts (kV) or 11 kV electrical power distribution systems to plug into shore side power; the Port of Los Angeles can now accommodate either. Currently the power demand of the cruise ships calling the Port of Los Angeles is anywhere between 8 to 13 megawatts of power. A seven megawatt load is equivalent to producing enough electricity for approximately 1,000 homes. The Port’s AMP system installed at the World Cruise Center is capable of delivering up to 40 megawatts of power, with 20 megawatts of power delivery capacity to each of the two different ships.
So what is the potential revenue for summer daytime use of a shoreside connection for cruise ship moorage?
Received February 24, 2011
- Published February 24, 2011
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