With economic cooperation throughout the Pearl River Delta (PRD) growing fast, infrastructure planning and development is becoming more integrated to support growth in both Hong Kong and Guangdong. Energy supplies are no exception - their integration is just as important as other infrastructural development, such as transportation.
CLP’s electricity network is securely linked to Guangdong, allowing us to import nuclear power from Daya Bay and supply power from Hong Kong to Guangdong. In addition, an 800km pipeline between Hainan and the Black Point Power Station has been providing us with natural gas to generate cleaner power for Hong Kong.
CLP constantly reviews its energy sources and is exploring new synergy partnerships with suppliers on the Mainland. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), signed between Hong Kong and the Central Government in August 2008, paves the way for a greater supply of cleaner fuel to Hong Kong. Natural gas will come from three new sources: the second West-to-East Pipeline, imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Mainland and fresh supplies from rigs in the South China Sea.
As economic integration accelerates, strengthening reliable electrical and energy infrastructure links between Hong Kong and the PRD will provide mutual benefits.