Implementing the Smart Port Concept

Presented By: John Prousalidis

In view of decarbonization after the directives of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), green shipping technologies comprise a fairly great number of measures, some of which are strongly related to electric power engineering. Based on the fact that electricity in inland premises is generated via environmentally friendly methods, extensive electrification of both ports and ships integrating the concept of smart micro grids is the key towards a sustainably green maritime sector. This holistic approach comprises a number of measures covered in the tutorial such as ship-to-shore interconnection (‘cold ironing’), deployment of Renewable Energy Sources (RES), installation of Energy Storage Systems for energy buffering and peak demand shaving, exploitation of smart lighting technology not only for illumination but also for communication, smart energy management of reefer power supply and cranes with regenerative braking. All energy related activities are supervised and controlled by a sophisticated Energy Management System. Last but not least, the interrelated risen challenges and concerns in the electrical engineering field are outlined.


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Who Should Attend?

  • Port Authorities, Shipping companies (e.g. electrical superintendents and/or Electrically Trained Officers), Electric (Transmission/Distribution) Network Operators, electric energy providers and traders, Energy Regulating Authorities, Energy policy makers, Maritime Transport policy makers.

About the Speaker

02 Prousalidis photoJohn Prousalidis was born in Athens (Greece) in 1968. He received MSc (1991) and PhD (1997) from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. In 2001 he joined the Academic Staff of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of NTUA in the scientific field of “Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering”, (currently Full Professor). He is the author/co-author of 4 books, about 100 papers, reviewer in IEEE, IET, Elsevier and IMarEST journals. He is vice-chairman of the IEEE Marine Power Systems Coordinating Committee, member of the IEEE/EPPC WG on Energy and member of the IEC/ISO/IEEE JWG28 on 80005 standards on cold ironing. His scientific interests include ship electric propulsion, All Electric Ship, green ships, alternative fuels, cold ironing, smart ports, HVDC/HVAC submersible interconnections.

Tags & Topics for This Webinar:

  • Cold ironing; electrification; energy upgrade plan; smart grids; smart ports; smart ships