Reducing emissions in Hong Kong
CLP's carbon intensity will steadily decrease in the coming years.
The main reduction would come from projects in Hong Kong:
A new 550MW gas-fired generation unit at Black Point power station featuring combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) technology is expected to be in operation in 2020. The new unit will assist Hong Kong in achieving the Government’s target of increasing the share of gas to around 50% of the fuel mix by 2020. Another gas-fired unit of similar capacity is also planned for commissioning by 2023. The two units will contribute to the gradual phase-out of the oldest coal-fired units at Castle Peak Power Station which are expected to reach the end of their operating life in the mid-2020s.
Construction of the largest landfill gas power generation system in Hong Kong at the West New Territories Landfill began in 2018. It would be in full operation in 2020 with generation capacity at 10MW. Subject to the availability of additional un-utilised landfill gas, expansion will be further assessed.
Crucial to enhancing the diversity and security of natural gas supply, CLP is now preparing for the construction of an offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal that will provide a long-term alternative source of gas to meet increased demand. The Government of Hong Kong has approved the Environmental Impact Assessment of the project and granted an environmental permit in October 2018. Progress has also been made in finalising the contractual arrangements for the supply of LNG and the chartering of the Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) vessel for the project, which is expected to complete construction before the end of 2021.
The Clean Energy Transmission System connecting the CLP grid to Guangdong is planned to be strengthened by 2025, enhancing the accessibility to clean energy resources to help reduce fossil fuels use in Hong Kong.