The Estonian port has entered into a renewable energy purchase agreement with Eesti Energia and now consumes only green electricity that's produced in the country.
According to the deal, Eesti Energia will supply the Port of Tallinn with 10 GWh of renewable electricity during 2021 for the port's own use.
As a result, emitting almost 7,000t of CO2/year will be avoided.
"Energy efficiency and greater use of renewable energy sources are an important step in reducing the port's ecological footprint and achieving climate neutrality," Ellen Kaasik, Head of the Port of Tallinn's Quality and Environmental Management Department, underlined.
Leading up to the agreement, the Port of Tallinn has invested in measures aimed at electrifying port operations, including the installation of onshore power supply facilities (across five piers in the Old City Harbour, a carbon reduction of 100t/month) as well as retrofitting the port's subsidiary TS Laevad's Tõll into a hybrid passenger ship, making it possible to partly run on electricity on the Virtsu-Kuivastu route (the operator plans to introduce the hybrid technology also on other ferries in its fleet).
Photo: TS Laevad