Major Project overview
Washington State Ferries (WSF) is undertaking an ambitious initiative to move toward a “greener” ferry fleet with the goal of a reliable fleet that has a lighter footprint on the environment and outperforms carbon dioxide reduction targets. In a typical year, WSF burns more than 18 million gallons of diesel fuel, making the system Washington state’s largest consumer. WSF is working on several projects to meet the goals of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Executive Order 20-01, which directs WSF to move toward a zero emissions fleet.
There are three main capital components of the electrification plan are: building new Olympic class hybrid-electric vessels; converting the existing three Jumbo Mark II vessels to hybrid-electric vessels, and developing terminal charging infrastructure.