24/01/2020. As announced by OPS MASTER PLAN project (see here), a relevant administrative measure has been adopted today as electric grid fee on power could become charged OPS facilities ‘a prorrata’ on a ships call basis.
This measure approved by National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC in Spanish) and made public at Official Journal today allows for invoicing grid fee on power for temporaly contracts on a daily or even hourly basis. This makes OPS facilities being studied financially viable, specially those business cases for cruise vessels.
This relevant financial effect is due both to the cutting on power fee amount to be invoiced to OPS facilities where OPS berths are used by relatively few ships, and also due to lowering of risk to OPS promoters that can now better attribute variable cost to users/clients.