Port of Tyne’s decarbonisation blueprint
The Port of Tyne set targets to become net zero by 2030 and all-electric by 2040. Consequently, the port created the ‘Clean Tyne sustainable smart port platform’ for scenario planning and feasibility studies. The digital platform will help determine a decarbonisation roadmap as well as assess future technical, environmental and economic impacts. This tool uses multi-vector renewable energy information to determine which implementations are the best fit and what capacity it will need from the grid. Projects include optimised operations, grid compliance and flexibility, enhanced communications using 5G, the electrification of shipping and logistics, the reduction or avoidance of fossil fuels and the development of new digital skills.