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Thomas MacLean

Thomas MacLean is the Program Director for Policy and Energy where he manages a team of economists, energy and policy professionals who are focused on growing the economy around the Port of San Diego while reducing the emissions footprint. His teams continue to lead the efforts to increase the availability of EV charging, transition to clean “freight electrification,” and support of innovative energy technologies from microgrids to hydrogen.


Crowley's eWolf at Port of San Diego: the United States' first electric tug

Crowley's eWolf is a project at the Port of San Diego which includes an electric tugboat, microgrid, and landside charging infrastructure. This presentation brings together key members of the project team to discuss what it took to bring this innovative idea to reality. Thomas MacLean from Port of San Diego will direct the presentation. Greg Glover from Crowley Maritime will speak about how the concept for the eWolf came to fruition. Zach Birmingham will provide the perspective of the Port, and Kelvin Ellis from the utility San Diego Gas and Electric will provide insight into utility considerations. Following the presentations, these technical experts and organizational representatives from the maritime, engineering, utility, and government sectors will get together and take questions from the audience and discuss this unique endeavor to deliver the United States' first electric tugboat.