“Ship-to-grid” shore power supply for river cruise ships
“SmartCity Cologne” is a platform for various projects on climate protection and energy system transformation. The initiators of SmartCity Cologne are the regional utility company RheinEnergie AG and the City of Cologne.
The economic feasibility study of shore power supply for river cruise ships on the Rhine commissioned by RheinEnergie AG as part of the SmartCity Cologne project was aimed at reducing the emissions of exhaust gases, particulate matter and noise from diesel engines during the ships’ laytimes. Inland navigation vessels usually run their engines even while lying at the berth, in order to generate the necessary electricity on board.
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