Presenting the Industrial Harbor pilot:
“Optimal energy consumption will result in reduced emissions of greenhouse gases”

By Mari Kristine Buckholm, Smart Innovation Norway 9. April 2019

Through the E-LAND project, Norwegian pilot Port of Borg aims to contribute to increased focus on “the Green Shift” in ports nationally and internationally and reduce their own carbon footprint.

The three E-LAND pilots in Norway, Spain and Romania will all test different aspects of the toolbox concept – to optimize and control multi energy islands and isolated communities.

“The project is about developing a management system for energy that will optimize the production, storage and use of the various energy vectors related to electricity and heat. The developed system will be integrated in different test cases in the harbor,” says Tore Lundestad (left in top photo), Port Director at Borg Havn IKS (Port of Borg).

Smart, sustainable port

The Industrial Harbor pilot of E-LAND is located near the city of Fredrikstad in Norway. For the technological aspect of the project, the Port of Borg will build up production capacity for renewable energy, as well as infrastructure for energy distribution and data collecting systems.

This will include: Establishing solar cell installations and systems, building solar heating systems, investigating potential for wind power, plus possible establishment of wind turbine, implementing measuring points for energy, evaluating measurement data through the EOS / monitoring system, establishing battery storage for storing renewable energy, and using the method / tool for LCA analysis of the energy system.

“Borg Havn aims to be a smart port with sustainable solutions. To achieve this, the port has, for several years, focused on what projects can be implemented to contribute to better solutions for both the operation of the port and for society and the environment in general,” comments Lundestad.

Reduced carbon footprint

Through the E-LAND project, the Port of Borg aims to contribute to increased focus on “the Green Shift” in ports nationally and internationally and reduce their own carbon footprint, as well as contributing to a broader understanding of the energy situation at Borg Havn and Øra (industrial area in Fredrikstad), by predicting energy production and energy consumption.

“We will produce more renewable energy for own use and contribute to more renewable energy in the area, look for opportunities for new business models for rental and operation of the terminal area and buildings, and develop expertise related to energy optimization in ports,” notes Lundestad.

Optimizing energy consumption

After the project is wrapped up, Lundestad expects a positive outcome for the port. First, he predicts sale of renewable energy and new contracts for “green” energy.

“Optimal energy consumption will result in reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and should result in lower costs,” Lundestad points out.

In addition, he expects to optimize use of generated energy from cranes, establish real-time monitoring and registration of energy consumption for freezer / refrigerated containers, connect tenants and energy actors together in new market models, and lastly; use the E-LAND project to develop other scenarios.

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