When CLP turned on its first generator in Hong Kong over a century ago, the territory's total electricity demand was just one tenth of a megawatt.
As at 31 December 2014, CLP comprised over 70 assets with more than 22,000MW of capacity (generation and purchase), six different energy sources and about 5.08 million customer accounts.
Our diversified portfolio of power generation assets include coal, gas, nuclear and renewables (wind, hydro, solar).
Learn more about our assets that have been commissioned or are under development by exploring the regional map.
Hong Kong uses imported fuels for its electricity generation and CLP has maintained a balanced fuel mix of nuclear, natural gas and coal to avoid over-reliance on any one source. This approach has enabled us to provide a safe, reliable and clean electricity supply at reasonable cost.Find more about each asset by clicking on the icon.
CLP has built a number of assets in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. We have taken a leading role in the development, construction and operation of coal-fired and solar projects.Find out more about each asset by clicking on the icon.
CLP is the largest foreign player in the Indian power industry and the largest wind farm developer in the country. We also operate gas-fired generation and a supercritical coal-fired project.Find out more about each asset by clicking on the icon.
CLP entered the Mainland electricity sector in 1979 and has grown to become one of its largest external investors. We participate in the development, construction and operation of coal, nuclear, hydro, wind and solar energy projects.Learn more about our assets or investments by clicking on the icon.
EnergyAustralia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CLP and one of Australia's largest integrated energy businesses. EnergyAustralia generates electricity from coal, gas and renewable energy sources, and retails electricity and gas to approximately 2.6 million residential and business users across Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, the ACT and Queensland.Find out more about each asset by clicking on the icon.
CLP owns and operates coal-fired power stations across the Asia-Pacific region. Coal is widely available and relatively low cost, therefore has been a major factor in the economic development of the region. However, since coal produces more carbon emissions, when using coal, we aim to achieve the highest practicable environmental standards and raise efficiency by using supercritical and ultra-supercritical technology.
CLP constructed Castle Peak Power Station in the 1980s to meet growing demand and to change our primary fuel from oil to coal. The use of coal has enabled us to provide reliable and affordable electricity to our customers. Recognising the community's desire for improved environmental standards, we have implemented major projects to reduce emissions. These projects brought our coal-fired generation to high industry standards.
CLP has been an active joint-venture partner in the development, construction and operation of the Ho-Ping coal-fired power station in Taiwan. Coal-fired plants provide relatively low cost generation and support economic development there.
CLP constructed one of India's largest supercritical coal-fired power plants at Jhajjar in Haryana State. We voluntarily installed flue gas desulphurisation equipment to reduce the environmental impact associated with coal, even though this was not required by law. The use of supercritical technology increases energy efficiency and thus reduces carbon intensity.
CLP first invested in coal-fired power plants in Mainland China in 1998. We now have projects located in Beijing, Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Liaoning and Shandong. We have also invested in measures to improve environmental performance at these plants. Our most recent projects use supercritical and ultra-supercritical technology to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon intensity.
Yallourn Power Station is located in the Latrobe Valley of Victoria State and was CLP's first coal-fired power station in Australia. Its output is sold into the National Electricity Market. The Yallourn site includes a large open-cut brown coal mine. CLP also owns the Mount Piper and Wallerawang coal-fired power stations in New South Wales.
CLP owns and operates natural gas power stations across the Asia-Pacific region. Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel with low levels of nitrogen oxides emissions and extremely low levels of sulphur dioxide and particulates. Natural gas can be used in advanced combined cycle generating plants that achieve much higher levels of efficiency than conventional fossil-fired units, thereby reducing the carbon intensity of the CLP portfolio.
CLP was the first electricity supplier to use natural gas for power generation in Hong Kong when Black Point Power Station started operation in 1996. Natural gas is the cleanest fossil fuel. With combined cycle power generation technology, gas-fired power generation operates at a higher level of efficiency and lower level of emissions than coal-fired.
Our 655MW gas-fired Paguthan Power Station in Gujarat was developed under the Indian government's 1992 policy, which opened the power sector to private and foreign investment. Paguthan Power Station started operation in 1998 and is wholly-owned by CLP. It has made a significant contribution to the availability of power on the local grid where demand has often exceeded supply.
EnergyAustralia has constructed a gas-fired power station at Tallawarra New South Wales using advanced combined cycle technology. The Tallawarra plant achieves one of the highest levels of energy efficiency in the Australian electricity market. The use of gas will help reduce the overall carbon intensity of our Australian portfolio. Our simple cycle gas-fired plant at Hallett, South Australia can also respond to peak in system demand and high market price.
Nuclear power produces virtually no emissions and is largely free from carbon. Guangdong Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station, in which CLP is a joint venture partner, supplies around one-third of CLP's electricity demand in Hong Kong. Nuclear power has demonstrated it to be reliable and affordable.
CLP's first major expansion beyond Hong Kong is our joint venture with China General Nuclear Power Group to develop, build and operate the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Station in Guangdong. Daya Bay is one of the earliest and largest projects launched under China's Open Door Policy and remains one of the most successful. Operation of the two pressurised water reactor generating units started in 1994.
Pumped storage plant applies hydro technology to store energy generated by other power stations. The stored energy can then be recovered by running the hydro units. Usually served as a complementary facility along with nuclear power plant, the pumped storage function provides flexibility by enabling the nuclear power plant to remain at full base load operation despite demand fluctuations, with their output available to the grid system at times of peak demand or as backup if other units shut down unexpectedly.
Guangzhou Pumped Storage Power Station has a total capacity of 2,400MW and was commissioned in two stages. CLP has contractual rights to use the equivalent of half of the first stage of the project (600MW). A pumped storage plant uses the hydro technology to store energy generated by other power stations. Storage is achieved by pumping water from a lower to an upper reservoir. The stored energy can then be recovered by running the hydro units in reverse as generators, with their output available to the grid system at times of peak demand or as backup if other units shut down unexpectedly.
CLP is a whole or part owner of over 40 wind farms in the Mainland, India and Australia. Wind power is currently the world's leading renewable energy source and produces no environmental emissions or greenhouse gases. As the use of wind energy increases, its cost will come down and will be increasingly competitive with traditional fossil fired energy supplies.
CLP is the largest investor in India's wind power sector, with projects in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan. Wind energy in India contributes significantly to our renewable energy portfolio.
CLP has made significant progress in the Mainland wind power sector since we entered the market in 2006. We now have over 25 investments and projects in various parts of China, and have become one of the largest external investors in the Mainland's wind energy sector. We continue to examine opportunities to participate further in this rapidly growing business, which will eventually help balance the current reliance on coal.
CLP owns 25% of the Waterloo Wind Farm and receives half of its output. We also have a 50% equity interest in Cathedral Rocks and receive 100% of its output.
CLP currently owns three hydropower projects in Mainland China. Hydro energy is clean and free from carbon but the opportunities to develop hydro projects are rare.
CLP made its first investment in renewable energy in 1997 when it acquired a stake in Huaiji Hydroelectric Power Project in Zhaoqing, Guangdong. We are now the majority owner of Huaiji and sole owner of the Jiangbian hydro project in Sichuan and the Yang'er hydro plant in Yunnan. Hydro plants generate power without emitting carbon and contribute towards achieving our Climate Vision objectives.
CLP believes that solar power is a key renewable source for a low-carbon world. We recognise the value of including solar energy in our low-carbon portfolio. We currently have a one-third stake in a 63MW solar project in Thailand. In the Mainland we have commissioned a 85MW solar farm in Gansu (51% owned by CLP) and are developing a wholly-owned, 42MW project in Yunnan as well as a 93MW project in Jiangsu (51% owned by CLP).
CLP has a one-third stake in Natural Energy Development Co., Ltd, which owns and operates the 63MW Lopburi Solar Project in Thailand. CLP believes that solar power is set to become one of the key renewable energy sources for a low-carbon world thanks to its abundance and growing cost-effectiveness to harvest in bulk.
CLP believes that solar power is a key renewable source for a low-carbon world. We recognise the value of including solar energy in our low-carbon portfolio. CLP will continue to explore other solar project investment opportunities with a focus on regions with good solar energy resources and low grid-restriction risks on the Mainland.
CLP manages and operates a world-class transmission and distribution network in Hong Kong, supported by dedicated professionals using the latest technology, systems and processes.
CLP's integrated network includes around 14,500 kilometers of overhead, underground and submarine cables that feed into nearly 13,900 substations. We maintain a supply reliability of 99.999%, which is among the highest industry standards around the world.
CLP provides retail services in Hong Kong and Australia. In Hong Kong, we supply electricity to 2.4 million customer accounts in Kowloon and the New Territories, which represent approximately 80% of the territory's total population. Through EnergyAustralia, we serve approximately 2.6 million gas and electricity customer accounts across Southeast Australia.
Hong Kong depends on a safe, reliable and affordable electricity supply to sustain its economic development and to maintain its competitive position. CLP is committed to meeting the city’s needs and providing the highest standards of customer service.
EnergyAustralia is an integrated generation and retail energy business and a well- recognised brand in the Australian market. It is one of the largest private sector retailers in Australia and offers competitive gas and electricity plans to approximately 2.6 million residential and business customers across Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, the ACT and Queensland.
EnergyAustralia offers energy efficiency advice and clean energy products, such as solar PV panels. It also partners with home service providers to provide customers with qualified electrical, plumbing and energy audit services. EnergyAustralia recognises the increasing environmental awareness of our consumers and offers the choice of purchasing green energy products.
- Low sulphur diesel oil
- Gas storage
- Coal seam, methane treatments
CLP's Penny's Bay Power Station is a backup facility in the power generating system. The 300MW power station provides quick-start support in case of emergencies and to meet peak demand. Its ultra low sulphur diesel-fired units can come online within nine minutes.
Gas storageEnergyAustralia’s Iona gas plant was the first commercial underground gas storage facility in Australia. Gas is treated and stored for EnergyAustralia and other third-party users and supplied to the South Australian and Victorian markets through a pipeline system. Coal seam, methane treatmentsEnergyAustralia has a 20% equity position in the Narrabri Gas Project. This interest secures 500-PJ of 3P reserves and provides an alternative source of gas supply and further diversifies the forward gas supply portfolio. The project is operated by Santos, an experienced CSG developer and operator.