Our Fuel Mix Strategy in Hong Kong
A diversified fuel mix is crucial for energy security and helps us to maintain a balance between meeting emissions caps requirements and mitigating energy cost pressure. We continued to optimise our diversified fuel mix which consists mainly of coal, nuclear and natural gas.
Monthly Energy Costs Breakdown (Local Sales) - June 2017
Total may not be the exact sum of numbers shown here due to rounding
The amount of energy from waste is insignificant and is not included
We use nuclear electricity, and utilise coal, gas and oil as fuel to supply electricity for our customers to use. We pay for nuclear electricity as part of CLP's operating costs which are recovered through the basic tariff. Fuel used in our power stations is charged as fuel expenses and also recovered from customers in the basic tariff through a standard cost of fuel. However, as these costs will vary over time, the total fuel costs may be higher (or lower) than the standard cost of fuel, so the balance will be charged (or rebated) to customers through the Fuel Cost Adjustment mechanism.
Per unit sold
Total fuel costs
Fuel costs not included in basic tariff
Note: The fuel costs not included in basic tariff are currently charged through "Fuel Cost Adjustment" in customer bills, which is set at 21.0¢/unit. The rate was last adjusted in January 2017.
Local sales in millions of kWh
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