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26 Nov 2015

CLP Power Extends Free Charging to Encourage Green Motoring

As part of its commitment to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging services across its power supply network to encourage green motoring, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power) announced today (26 November) that it will extend free charging for electric vehicles at its 40 charging stations until the end of 2016 to encourage more people to switch to green motoring.

As well as continuing to offer free charging, CLP Power has also responded to the development of the EV market and drivers’ demands by adding another multi-standard quick charger at Sheung Tak Estate in Tseung Kwan O. The new addition follows the introduction by CLP Power of the first multi-standard quick charger in Hong Kong in June.



Suitable for most EVs in Hong Kong, the chargers support multi-standard quick charging including the Japanese quick charging standard (CHAdeMO) and two European quick charging standards (CCS and IEC Type 2 AC 3 Phase). The chargers enable the majority of compatible EVs to be charged to up to 80% within 30 minutes, providing enough power for a journey of approximately 100 km.
25 Jun 2015

CLP Power Launches Major New Initiatives to Promote Green Motoring

CLP Power announces two major new initiatives in response to the rapid development of the electric vehicle (EV) market in Hong Kong and to the growing needs of EV users on 25 June 2015.

The company is pioneering the introduction of the first multi-standard quick charger in Hong Kong and simultaneously launching a one-stop “333 EV Power Supply Support” service, which makes it easier for EV drivers to arrange for the installation of EV charging facilities in the car parks of residential and commercial buildings. Through these twin measures, CLP Power aims to encourage the use of EVs in Hong Kong and promote green driving.

The multi-standard EV quick charger, located at CLP Centenary Building in Jordan, begins operations today. The charger is compatible with EVs from Europe, the US and Japan as well as models recently introduced to Hong Kong from Korea. It supports multi-standard quick charging including the Japanese quick charging standard (CHAdeMO) and two European quick charging standards (CCS and IEC Type 2 AC 3 Phase). The charger also enables the majority of compatible EVs to be charged to up to 80% within 30 minutes, providing enough power for a journey of approximately 100 km.



In the second new initiative, CLP Power also launched a one-stop “333 EV Power Supply Support” service, offering a more user-friendly option for customers intending to install EV charging facilities at parking spaces in residential or commercial buildings. Under the new scheme, customers who own or rent a parking space can simply fill in three forms to apply for the service: The Electricity Supply Application Form, a Confirmation of Agreement from Owner(s) of Rising Mains for Connection of Electrical Installation with an Increased Current Demand, and the Confirmation of Agreement for Connection of Electric Vehicle Charging Facilities and Deduction of Consumption.

Upon receipt of the forms, CLP Power will assign a representative to conduct a site inspection within three working days. The representative will provide advice on electricity meter installation and help customers access a nearby power supply in the car park for easy installation. After the EV charging infrastructure has been put in place, CLP Power will deploy employees to check the relevant facilities within three working days. If the installation work fulfils relevant requirements, CLP Power will then proceed with circuit connection and sub-meters installation.





23 Dec 2014

CLP extends free charging for electric vehicles

CLP Power has been supporting the wider adoption of electric vehicle in Hong Kong through the development of an electric vehicle charging network.  CLP Power announces it will extend free charging for electric vehicles at 146 charging points of all its 39 charging stations until the end of 2015 to continue the promotion of green driving.

As well as extending the free charging service, CLP Power has teamed up with the Hong Kong Housing Authority to launch the city’s first Dual-Standard Electric Vehicle Quick Charger at the Kai Tak Development Area (KTD).  CLP Power Chief Operating Officer Mr Chow Tang Fai officiated at the launch ceremony for the charger, laying down a new milestone in the promotion of green driving in Hong Kong.

The charger, located in the Tak Long Estate car park in the KTD, supports both the existing Japanese quick charging standard (CHAdeMO) and the latest European quick charging standard (Combined Charging System or CCS) and enables compatible electric vehicles to be charged up to 80% within 30 minutes.

Looking ahead, CLP Power plans to extend its quick charging network next year with multi-standards quick chargers to improve coverage and convenience for electric vehicle users.  

23 Sep 2014

1st BMW i3 Electric Vehicle Delivery to CLP

In supporting the Government’s Green initiatives to promote a wider adoption of electric vehicles in Hong Kong, CLP introduced the 1st BMW i3 EV to its fleet for trial. A handover ceremony was held in Black Point Power Station on 23 Sep 2014.

19 Dec 2013

CLP extends free electric vehicle charging until end of 2014

CLP is to extend free charging for electric vehicles (EVs) at all of its charging stations until the end of 2014. This complements the government’s policy of promoting emissions-free driving.

Following the heels of the free charging extension, CLP Power also plans to introduce the city’s first dual-standard EV quick charger next year. The new charger will support both the existing Japanese quick charging standard and the latest European quick charging standard, which is being adopted by some of the biggest names in the automobile industry and enables a compatible EV to be charged up to 80% within 30 minutes.

To encourage drivers to switch to EVs, CLP Power has since 2009 pioneered the introduction of a charging network across the city to allow EVs to be more widely used. Drivers can now charge their EVs for free at 33 standard and semi-quick charging stations, with 140 charging points covering every major district in Kowloon, the New Territories and Lantau Island.  In addition, there are six quick-charging stations at the CLP Centenary Building in Jordan, the Hong Kong Science Park, the Choi Yuen Plaza, the Shui Pin Wai Estate, the Yau Lai Shopping Centre and Hong Kong International Airport.

EV drivers can go to the EV section under CLP Online or download a handy CLP Mobile App which tells them the location of their nearest charging station and provides them with a detailed map and suggested route.

9 May 2013

CLP introduces Hong Kong’s first electric coach

CLP is introducing Hong Kong’s first electric coach – known as an e-coach – in a green initiative to promote the wider use of environmentally-friendly transport. The arrival of the coach underscores CLP’s steadfast support for the government’s call for more electric vehicles (EVs) to improve Hong Kong’s air quality.

Powered solely by electricity, the 49-seat vehicle has a wealth of environmentally-friendly and energy-saving features. It produces zero emissions at street level, significantly improving roadside air quality compared to traditional diesel coaches. Having no diesel engine, it also generates less noise and heat, providing a smoother and greener travelling experience.

It is also more economical, with energy costs only 27 per cent of those of a diesel coach, and more energy efficient, converting 80 per cent of input energy compared to only 20 per cent in a diesel coach. Maintenance costs are also lower as it has no gear box or engine. After a three-hour fill-up at a quick charging station, the e-coach can run from 250 to 300 kilometres with its air-conditioning on, equivalent to four round trips between Mong Kok and Tin Shui Wai.

The e-coach will not only serve as a shuttle bus for employees but will also be used in a trial programme allowing business customers to take a ride on Hong Kong’s first e-coach and experience its environmental benefits first-hand. Staff and students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks and Caritas Hong Kong are among the first to join the programme, which aims to showcase the benefits of electric vehicles to a wider audience.

 

Ms Anissa Wong Sean-yee, JP, Permanent Secretary for the Environment and Director of Environmental Protection, together with Mr Richard Lancaster, Managing Director, CLP Power Hong Kong officiated Hong Kong’s first e-coach launching ceremony.

27 Dec 2012

CLP extends free electric vehicle charging through 2013

CLP Power was the first company to install public EV charging stations and has been offering free charging through its network since 2009 to support the Hong Kong government’s promotion of emission-free motoring.  The free charging for electric vehicles (EVs) at all of its charging stations will be extended until the end of 2013 to encourage more commuters to switch to low-carbon driving.

Drivers can charge their EVs for free at 33 standard and semi-quick charging stations with 140 charging points covering every major district in Kowloon, the New Territories and Lantau Island.  In addition, there are six quick-charging stations at the CLP Centenary Building in Jordan, the Hong Kong Science Park, Choi Yuen Plaza, Shui Pin Wai Estate, Yau Lai Shopping Centre and Hong Kong International Airport.  In the first quarter of 2013, CLP Power will further extend its charging network by installing a standard charging station at Sai Kung Town Villa in Sai Kung.  (Full list of stations)

Mr. Paul Poon, Chief Operating Officer of CLP Power, said: “By extending our free charging service, more motorists can experience the benefits of EVs and enjoy low-carbon driving. We also believe that the development of a charging infrastructure is an important foundation to encourage more drivers to switch to EVs.”

To help EV drivers make use of the free charging service, commuters can download a CLP Mobile App to help them locate the nearest charging station with a detailed map and suggested route.


25 Oct 2012

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Pilot Project

Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) describes an advanced electric vehicle (EV) system in which plug-in EV can communicate with the power grid operator to supply electricity back into the grid via the EV Supply Equipment (EVSE) during peak or emergency situation. When the number of EV available for V2G connection increases, the system would be equivalent to a virtual energy storage system with sizable capacity.

This year, CLP introduces the first V2G pilot project in its system to demonstrate the technical capability and the flexibility of implementation of V2G with the following deliverables:

  • The converted EV (after upgraded with V2G communication module) can either take power from the grid or give power back to the grid as determined by the system operator;
  • The function of “smart” load with varying charging power determined by the system operator;
  • The capability of the system to recognize a vehicle independently of where it is plugged on the grid or which EVSE it is plugged into;
  • Fast overall system response to a specific need from the operator.


This pilot project has not only demonstrated the V2G capability in Hong Kong but also paves the way for coming Smart Grid development such as energy storage, renewable integration and frequency regulation in future.

29 Sep 2012

New Experience of Mobile Classroom Electric Green Studio

   

CLP is committed to combating climate-change by promoting energy efficiency. Green Studio is the first-ever 3D mobile environmental education classroom which nurtures the young generation through a 3D movie and fun-filled green educational display panels.

The newly-refurbished 10-ton electric truck produces zero roadside emission. It was powered by lithium-ion batteries with capacity of 120kWh, which can be fully charged in 8-10 hours through 380V single phase electricity source, providing driving range of about 130kilometers. In addition, 12 solar panels are installed on the roof with advanced solar battery storage system to generate renewable energy which powers part of the truck equipment.