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  1. State Grid urges retail price rise in tandem with producers

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Power distributor seeks buffer from severe cost pressures State Grid Corp of China, the larger of the mainland's two regional power distribution monopolies, called for an increase in retail prices in tandem with yesterday's tariff rise by electricity producers to help buffer it from severe cost pressures. The state-owned operator of power grids in 26 provinces ...

  2. China to boost power supply

    Posted Nov 12th 2003, 12:00am by Winston Raj

    ... Winston Raj Thirty new projects will help solve the looming electricity shortage problem Prosperity needs fuel and, to fuel its economic boom, China's electric power needs are enormous. However, the situation was quite the reverse in the late 1990s. China's electric power industry experienced a serious oversupply then, due largely to demand reductions from closures ...

  3. Renault unveils its latest electric-powered sedan

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for environmentally-friendly vehicles. Renault yesterday unveiled the city's fourth wholly electric car amid growing demand for 'green' vehicles. While only 300 out of the 630,000 local licensed vehicles are powered by electricity, Renault hopes its launch of the Fluence Z.E., a HK$388,000 electric sedan, will draw 100 local buyers in its first year. 'We expect Hong Kong to lead our ...

  4. Wind firms seek to tap growth abroad

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Corporation Renewable Power formed a joint venture with Australia's CBD Energy and Hebei-based power equipment maker Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric to develop wind and solar power projects ... to successfully crack into the international market, amid slowing growth at home. These companies' domestic growth has been hampered by bottlenecks in power distribution capacity and more stringent ...

  5. CLP bids for Guangdong hydro-electric power project

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... hydro-electric power project in Guangdong. CLP, the larger of Hong Kong's electricity suppliers, and several mainland privately owned enterprises were competing to build a 21-megawatt hydro-electric station on the Suijiang River, said Li Zhongxiang, head of the company's 84.9 per cent-owned joint-venture Guangdong Huaiji Hydro-Electric Power. Construction of the project, which is under ...

  6. Tiered rate plan fails to reduce electricity usage

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai The mainland has failed to use discriminatory electricity tariffs to restrict usage by high-energy-consuming enterprises in some regions, the nation's electricity watchdog said yesterday. A tiered electricity pricing policy introduced in 2004 had not been applied in some places, a State Electricity Regulatory Commission report said. This had added to uncertainty ...

  7. Wind turbine sector on road to overcapacity

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commission in 2005 introduced a set of rules for wind power concession projects that ensured developers had buyers for their electricity and which encouraged large-scale projects by making them more ... this is a large amount of wind power by international standards, five gigawatts is less than 1 per cent of total current mainland electricity generation capacity. The government's support for wind ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hongkong Electric fails to meet energy-saving target

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Hongkong Electric helped users on HK Island and Lamma cut 1.7 million kilowatt-hours in three years instead of 3 million a year Power firm fails ... 52 million kWh in three months in our Power Smart contest while Hongkong Electric has failed to save as little as 3 million kWh." Under the revised Scheme of Control endorsed in 2008, ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should review the profit scheme of its two electricity companies

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Review power company profits No one likes a tariff increase. In the case of electricity bills, public sentiment is even stronger. For decades, an archaic business agreement with the government guaranteed the two power companies a maximum return on their investment. Despite efforts to reduce the profit, CLP Power and Hongkong Electric are still allowed profits of up to nearly 10 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Legco and CLP's power struggle is over reputation, not rates

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai After a bitter tariff war last year, CLP Power and lawmakers have taken a more tactical approach to negotiating rates while avoiding a bad press The real power struggle at Legco is over reputation not rates Power firms going to the legislature to table their proposed electricity rates for the next year, after reaching a non-binding consensus with the government, ...




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