Long Beach Announce Energy Efficiency Plan
Port Technology, April 13, 2016. Image credit: MichaelFertig
In April 2016 the Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Energy Efficiency Rebate Match Program, creating US $500,000 to reimburse tenants up to 100% of their equipment purchase costs.
The port’s rebates would match Southern California Edison rebates for eligible energy-saving equipment but are capped at the total cost of the products.
This initiative will enhance resiliency by creating the ability to ‘island’ port operations independently from the grid in an emergency.
It will also stabilise power costs for terminal operations and further reduce the port’s carbon footprint while also increasing the competitive advantages of doing business in Long Beach.
The rebate program is integral to achieving these goals by improving energy-related efficiencies, which in turn reduce the amount of self-generated electricity required for Energy Island. Each port tenant applying is eligible for up to $50,000 in rebates.