Supporting the growth of renewables in Hong Kong
With the introduction of CLP’s Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme in May 2018, CLP Power Hong Kong received overwhelming support from the public with 6,900 applications by the end of December 2019.
More than 80% of these applications have been approved. Upon completion, these projects will represent a total of 90GWh of green electricity a year – equivalent to the annual energy consumption of about 22,000 households and a reduction in carbon emissions of around 45,000 tonnes a year.
Participating customers came from a variety of segments with 80% of applications from village houses, and the remainder from commercial and industrial buildings. Cathay Pacific Catering Services (HK) Limited has installed 828 solar panels with a generation capacity of 299kW and a combined size of 3,000 square metres on the rooftops of its two facilities. It is expected to generate 320,000kWh of electricity a year, which will make their installations the largest system under one customer in the community of the Hong Kong International Airport.
Similarly, another leading educational institution, Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (LPCUWC), has also signed up to the FiT scheme and innovatively developed a solar-scholarship for its students using 100% FiT revenue contribution as funding for students coming from grassroots families. CLP conducted solar assessment to support their installation of 1,168 solar panels, with generation capacity of 403kW and annual generation of 480,000kWh approximately.
CLP has been promoting the awareness of FiT and REC initiatives through a variety of channels. Overall in 2019, CLP organised more than 50 seminars promoting these initiatives to more than 3,000 participants.