CLP's Energy Vision & Nuclear Investment Strategy

The Daya Bay nuclear project was CLP’s first step into low emission power generation. Nuclear power produces virtually no emissions and has met around a quarter of Hong Kong’s energy demand since 1994. Importing nuclear energy to Hong Kong has helped to cut carbon dioxide emissions in the city by over 100 million tonnes while ensuring a reliable power supply at a competitive price.

For more than 20 years, Daya Bay nuclear project has been a showcase for operational, project management and technological excellence. Read more about the quality management, impeccable safety and environment management, effective emergency response and dedicated professional workforce that contribute to Daya Bay’s achievements since its inception in the Nuclear Safety section in this website.


  • 1985
  • 1987
  • 1994
  • 2003
  • 2008
  • 2009

1985

Formation of Daya Bay Joint Venture

Joint venture contract between the Mainland government and CLP is signed, accounting for about 1/3 of China's foreign reserves at the time

1987

Daya Bay Construction Commenced

Daya Bay holds its ground breaking ceremony in August 1987 with the first pouring of concrete, marking the start of construction

1994

Commercial Operation Began

Daya Bay is officially commissioned. Over the past two decades, the plant has been meeting around a quarter of Hong Kong’s electricity needs.

2003

Formation of Operating Company

The Guangdong Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company, Ltd. forms Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations & Management Company, Ltd. together with the Ling Ao Nuclear Power Company, Ltd to operate Daya Bay and the adjacent Ling Ao Nuclear Power Station

2008

Celebrated 15 years of Successful Operation

Celebrating 15 years of successful operation, Daya Bay saves over 100 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in Hong Kong

2009

Nuclear Supply Contract Extended

The Hong Kong SAR Government approved extending the Daya Bay nuclear supply agreement for 20 years from 2014 to 2034. CLP signed the extension of Joint Venture and Supply contracts with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Company Ltd. (CGNPC) in the presence of the State leader Xi Jinping at The Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 29 September 2009