Entergy Louisiana and Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) have partnered to build the first utility-scale shore power installation at Port Fourchon.
Marine vessels docked at South Louisiana’s Port Fourchon can now play a role in helping protect Louisiana’s environment by replacing fossil fuel-generated ship power with Entergy’s new shore power product.
This initial installation extends Entergy Louisiana’s local distribution system to simultaneously accommodate 10 ECO marine vessels at port. ECO developed and deployed technology which enables marine vessels to transition from fossil fuel generated ship power to cleaner electric grid power.
Port Fourchon is the most important offshore oil and gas service port in the country, and we are excited that Entergy Louisiana and ECO are partnering to keep us on the leading-edge
stated, Chett Chiasson, executive director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, which oversees Port Fourchon.
Moreover, Dino Chouest, executive vice president of ECO, added that this project aspires to be a model for ports across the world by adding value for customers and communities through significant emissions reductions.