Shore power for cruise ship

From the 2024 cruise season, the port of Ålesund will offer shore power for cruise ships at two quays.

Landstrøm for cruiseskip på Prestebrygga

The shore power system is built according to the international standard for high voltage shore connections for cruise ships (ISO/IEC/IEEC 80005-1) with a capacity of 9,8 MVA on 6,6 kV and 16 MVA on 11 kV on each supply pit (50 or 60 Hz). The shore power service is owned and operated by Plug Ålesund AS.


Shore power should preferably be booked at the same time as berth is reserved, and no later than four weeks prior to call. All bookings should be sent to the port of

Pricing, terms & conditions 

The current price terms and conditions for use of the shore power service is specified on Plug’s website. The price reflects the costs associated with operating shore power facilities and purchasing electrical power.


Price per kWh  The price of shore power to ships is set out from an overall assessment of the cost of electricity, grid tarriffs, taxes, operation, maintenance and investment in the necessary facilities for transforming, converters and cable management on land. The current prices are as follows (effective February 24th 2022):
  • 3.75 NOK/kWh excl. VAT for high voltage delivered to cruise ships at Prestebrygga and Stornespiren. In addition, a connection fee of NOK 20,000 per call (see below).
Fixed prices
  • First call NOK 50,000(excl. VAT)
  • Commissioning NOK 100 000 (excl. VAT)
  • Ordinary connection fee NOK 20,000 (excl. VAT)
The fixed prices above applies when the connection to shore power is started within one hour of arrival or agreed time. In case of delays, an hourly cost of NOK 1900 per hour applies. Cancellation fee:
  • Up to 4 weeks before ETA NOK 0
  • Cancellation up to three days before ETA NOK 15,000 (excl. VAT)
  • Cancellation less than 48 hours before ETA NOK 45,000 (excl. VAT)
In case of a request later than four weeks before the port call, there will be an administration fee of NOK 15,000. If connection to shore power is not possible as a result of faults or other circumstances related to the onshore power facility of Plug Ålesund, no fees will apply.

For any inquiries, please contact

Read more about shore power for cruise ship and technical specification (PDF, 7 MB)