Located in the New Territories region of Hong Kong, Black Point is one of the world’s largest gas-fired combined-cycle power stations with ultra low-sulphur diesel as backup fuel source. It is owned by the Castle Peak Power Company Limited (CAPCO), a joint venture between CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (70%) and China Southern Power Grid International (HK) Co., Limited (30%), and is operated by CLP.

CLP became the first electricity supplier in Hong Kong to employ natural gas for power generation when Black Point started operating in 1996. The use of natural gas enabled us to reduce total emissions at a time when electricity demand on our system rose by 80%.



  • Black Point Power Station 


  • Tuen Mun, Hong Kong 


  • Castle Peak Power Company Limited 

Equity Interest

  • CLP Power Hong Kong Limited – 70%
  • China Southern Power Grid International (HK) Co., Limited - 30% 

Fuel Type 

  • Primary fuel: Natural gas
  • Backup fuel: Ultra low-sulphur diesel

Natural Gas Sources 

  • Second West-East Gas Pipeline
  • Yacheng gas field near Hainan Island 

Gross Capacity 

  • 2,500MW (8 X 312.5MW) 

CLP Equity Capacity 

  • 1,750MW 

Year of Commissioning

  •  In phases from 1996 to 2006 

Project Highlights 

  • Combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant, back up oil firing available


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