The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has voted to award a $42 million grant to the Port of Oakland for its Green Power Microgrid Project.
To apply for the award, the port collaborated with Caltrans and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
The Port of Oakland aims for the project to improve its capacity to provide green-sourced electricity to seaport operations, bringing it closer to its zero-emissions target.
Danny Wan, Port of Oakland Executive Director, said: “We are very excited about this next step in decarbonising port power and operations at the Port of Oakland. The Green Power Microgrid Project is a major milestone on our road to zero emissions.
“We could not have succeeded without the support of Governor Newsom’s Administration, Bay Area legislators, Caltrans, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, numerous regional and environmental organisations and West Oakland community advocates.
“We are grateful for their advocacy and support, and for the commitment of the California Transportation Commission.”
The total cost of the project is reportedly $60 million, with the port expected to provide approximately $18 million in funds for it.