Six Cruise Lines & FPL Agree To Explore Shore Power After Push From Dade’s New Mayor

Shore Power is now officially in progress at PortMiami after six major cruise lines agreed to work on the project, Miami-Dade’s mayor announced today, according to the Herald’s Taylor Dolven.

The technology could reduce or eliminate pollution from cruise ships while in port, allowing ships to hook up to the electrical grid rather than burn their engines and emit smog.

Recently elected Mayor Daniella Levine Cava has said it is one of the priorities of her new administration.

Financing and other details still need to be worked out. The cost to install each shore power hookup is about $20 million, plus another few million for power lines and substation costs.

Florida Power & Light has also agreed to work on the project.

Miami would become the first port in Florida and the southeastern U.S. to offer the technology, the mayor wrote.

 

(photo: portmiami)

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Anonymous
7 months ago

Jesus two shore power stories in two days?

That’s right shore muthafckn power muthafckrs!

Anonymous
7 months ago

I see you’re really happy about this?

Azarius
7 months ago

Love how everyone is on the same page. Now how long will it take for it to be built

Anonymous
7 months ago

The million dollar question! Is this explore for show or explore and have some action going sometime this year.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Progress!

Azarius
7 months ago

That’s was fast!

Anonymous
7 months ago

The power of the press!

Anonymous
7 months ago

And the power of electing a mayor with an XXI century mentality.

Anonymous
7 months ago

This would have been in planning for a while now to get seven other signatories on board (no pun intended). Just sayin.

Anonymous
7 months ago

2 weeks tops.

Anonymous
7 months ago

If this was “in planning for a while now”, we would have heard about it before the Herald and others (TNM!) started making it an issue this year. Until recently the question had just been punted back and forth between gov’t and business.

“*We* want what *you* want.” / “Well, *we* want what *you* want! So what do *you* want?” / “*We* just want to make *you* happy.”

Market Urbanist
7 months ago

Lol as you unironically use Roman numerals to designate the 21st century.

Anonymous
7 months ago

S H O R E P O W E R W I N N I N G

Anonymous
7 months ago

Winning!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Seems like the most common sense thing that should be required in every port to power these massive ships. Now this is an idea and hopefully a done project that Miami can be proud of.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It will save fuel cost for the cruise ships too with one centralized generator, so win win.

Anonymous
7 months ago

about effing time. Previous admin BLEW IT but then again they dont give af about the environment. Sad!

Anonymous
7 months ago

TNM comments section meme’d this into existence.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Let’s get some windmills too

Anonymous
7 months ago

Windmills are going to be a hard sell after all failing in winter storms this week. How do you think they will fare in a hurricane when the blades impale a building?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Geeze,wait till this guy hears about the natural gas outages

Anonymous
7 months ago

People actually believe the issues with Texas are because of windmills and not their unregulated, outdated, and troubled power companies?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Long overdue… the smog from the ships is terrible

Anonymous
7 months ago

Shore power is a great idea! Can be easily accomplished at negligible cost over the long-term. Supported by existing technology. Everybody wins.

Anonymous
7 months ago

May have better success without FPL’s involvement.

Anonymous
7 months ago

What a waste of money. You know what isn’t a waste of money? Sending billions to our greatest ally in the middle east. Lets get back to it.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I didn’t know crack cocaine was trendy again.

Anonymous
7 months ago

lmao

Market Urbanist
7 months ago

Lol. I see what you did there.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Cruise industry is going to be extinct. Sink all the ships and turn them into reefs.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Good Idea! lets get rid of all them! Who cares if all of the people that support the cruise industry lose their jobs?!? We dont need any of those tourists that come to miami and stimulate our economy. its not like miami really relies on the tourism industry anyway…..

Anonymous
7 months ago

Come on didn’t you hear? Miami Beach is going to build office space cause when people think Miami Beach they think what a great place to build an office. Yes I’m being sarcastic.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It is a good place to build offices…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Studies show cruise tourist bring the lowest amount of economic benefit.

Anonymous
7 months ago

You are delusional.
Quit drinking.

Anonymous
7 months ago

the destinations they travel to, definitely do not get a benefit. No hotels or meals purchased. Just little souvenirs as they walk around for the 4 hours they are unloaded.

Anonymous
7 months ago

EXTEND METROMOVER TO CUBA!