Port of Bergen is the second largest port in Norway, with ambitious goals to reduce the climate impact of vessels calling Bergen.

Plug Bergen is committed to offer and provide shore power to vessels calling Bergen, and is continuously developing new shore power capabilities.

Plug Bergen AS is a joint-venture owned 50/50 by Port of Bergen and Plug AS.

100% Renewable Energy

Shore power from Plug has a Guarantee of Origin (GoO) and is 100% renewable. This ensures that power comes from renewable energy sources like hydro- and wind power. 

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Contact the port

You will be sent to the website for the port for booking of shore power.
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Connect to power

Connect to a supply pit to start using shore power


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How to do it

The agent or shipping company states whether shore power is to be used when booking a berth (typically 2-3 years in advance). This is done directly to the Port of Bergen on 

This order is not binding but is used as a basis for planning the season. 

No later than four weeks before ETA, the agent/shipping company must confirm to Port of Bergen that the ship will have shore power at the port call in question. It must also be stated whether the ship will have ordinary connection, first call test or commissioning. Port of Bergen will forward to and ensure that the agent/shipping company has received information about terms and prices. 

When first call or commissioning, it is particularly important that a dialogue is established between technical personnel onboard the ship and operations in Plug. 

In case of cancellations or confirmations after the four-week deadline, a fee will apply (see price list). 

When booking later than four weeks before arrival, Plug Bergen cannot guarantee delivery of shore power at the relevant port of call. 

For any technical inquiries, please contact


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 May 22nd 2023):
  • 3.90 NOK/kWh excl. VAT for low-voltage delivered at Skolten, Dokken, Nykirkekaien and Festningskaien.
  • 3.90 NOK/kWh excl. VAT for low-voltage delivered on the Hurtigruten Quay.
  • 4.20 NOK/kWh excl. VAT for high voltage delivered to cruise ships at Skolten, Bontelabo and Jekteviken. In addition, a connection fee of NOK 20,000 per call.
The prices quoted apply to commercial vessels.

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 fees:
  • 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 Bergen, no fees will apply.

Low voltage

Hurtigruten Quay

High voltage


Total capacity

Low voltage 7.2 MVA (14 supply pits)
High voltage 48.0 MVA (5 supply pits)


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Price adjustment November 7th

The prices for shore power at the Port of Bergen will be adjusted, effective November 7th, 2022. As of this date the following prices will apply:• 5,10 NOK/kWh excl. VAT for low voltage delivered at Skolten, Dokken, Nykirkekaien and Festningskaien.• 5,10 NOK/kWh excl. VAT for low voltage delivered on the Jekteviken terminal.• 5,90 NOK/kWh excl. […]
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