Our fuel mix strategy in Hong Kong
A diversified fuel mix is crucial for energy security and maintaining a balance between meeting emission caps requirements and mitigating fuel cost pressures.
Under the current Scheme of Control Agreement (SCA), the first five-year Development Plan aims to support the Hong Kong Government’s carbon reduction target by constructing the infrastructure needed to secure a reliable and stable electricity supply.
The Development Plan covers the period from October 2018 to December 2023. The projected capital investment covered by the plan is $HK52.9 billion. Around 30 percent of the total approved investment will be dedicated to lowering carbon and air emissions. Approximately 38 percent will seek to maintain supply reliability, 24 percent will meet new electricity demand, and 8 percent will focus on digitalisation and building a smart city.
To support the Government’s carbon reduction target, CLP has introduced a number of initiatives, including the construction of additional gas-fired generation units at the Black Point Power Station. Two new units will be commissioned by 2020 and 2023 respectively to increase the local gas-fired generation.
In August 2018, we started to source natural gas from the Wenchang gas field in the South China Sea using the existing Yacheng pipeline. To meet long-term gas demand, we will also construct an offshore liquefied natural gas receiving terminal in Hong Kong waters by the end of 2021. It will enable us to have direct access to a range of gas sources from around the world and strengthen the reliability of Hong Kong’s fuel supplies.See our other initiatives aimed at responding to climate change and supporting Hong Kong’s carbon reduction targets