Black Point Power Station

Black Point Power Station

Black Point Power Station is located in the New Territories of Hong Kong and is one of the world’s largest gas-fired combined cycle power stations. It is owned by the Castle Peak Power Company Limited (CAPCO), a joint venture between CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (40%) and ExxonMobil Energy Limited (60%), and is operated by CLP.

CLP became the first electricity supplier in Hong Kong to use natural gas for power generation when Black Point started operation in 1996. The use of natural gas enabled us to reduce total emissions during a period when electricity consumption on our system increased by 80%.

CLP plans to increase usage of gas for its local generation when more gas becomes available, this change is in line with the Hong Kong Government’s proposed enhancements to the Air Quality Objectives and Climate Change Strategy.

Title Black Point Power Station
Location Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Ownership Castle Peak Power Company Limited
Equity Interest CLP Power Hong Kong Limited – 40%
ExxonMobil Energy Limited - 60%
Fuel Type Natural gas
Gross Capacity 2,500MW (8 X 312.5MW)
CLP Equity Capacity 1,000MW
Year of Commissioning In phases from 1996 to 2006
Project Highlights
  • Combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant, back up oil firing available