Over the last decade, the Port of Los Angeles has undertaken a number of projects to promote sustainable, responsible growth, including landmark programs and initiatives to reduce emissions and harmful greenhouse gases (GHGs) from port-related operations.
Incorporating the use of solar power has been one way the Port is helping to reduce GHGs. To date, the Port has installed nearly 3 Megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) solar power systems, including installations at the World Cruise Center, CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles, and at other locations on Port property. The PV systems feed clean energy to the utility grid operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
In 2015, the Port set a new goal of building and operating PV systems at 12 additional locations on Port property. Combined, these new sites will have a total additional capacity of 10 MW of solar power, approximately one-sixth of the Port’s current power demand or enough electricity to power approximately 2,500 homes. The installations are a mix of rooftop, parking lot and underutilized ground-mount site locations.
Project sites include:
- Parking Lot at Cabrillo Way Marina ‐ South (Westrec)
- Berths 54‐55 Cargo Shed (Fruit Terminal)
- Parking Lot at Liberty Hill Plaza
- Parking Lot at World Cruise Center
- Berths 93 D & E Parking Lot (Catalina Express)
- Berth 153 Cargo Shed (Clocktower Shed)
- Berths 154‐155 Cargo Sheds (Old Cruise Terminal)
- Berth 161 C&M Employee Parking Lot
- Berths 195‐199 Processing Building
- PMA/ILWU Local 13 Dispatch Hall Surplus Parking Lot
- US Customhouse
- Can-Making Plant Distribution Warehouse (Ardagh)
Currently, nearly half of these sites are either under construction or near completion. The sites represent the innovation and ongoing commitment of the Port to operate a commercially vibrant and sustainable seaport, as outlined in its larger Clean Air Action Plan adopted in 2007 and revised most recently in 2017.