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Electric Power Transmission

India's power grid needs investment

Electricity is the driver of any nation's industrial growth, but Indian politicians have not recognised its importance. Vested interests and an unwillingness to rectify supply threats have led to a crumbling of the power grid.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm

Power imports from Guangdong would unjustly short-circuit rules on fuel mix

CLP's warning on substantial tariff increases has sparked criticism from several quarters.

Many people want to see Hong Kong's electricity market opened up. They argue that tariffs could fall if competition was brought in from Guangdong.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Solar and wind power project helps drug rehabilitation centre kick its carbon habit

CLP Power is building wind and solar power facilities on Town Island, off the southern tip of Sai Kung, to replace generators that have supplied power to a drug rehabilitation centre with 50 inmates and 17 staff.

22 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Grid will be in full operation by end of March, says chief

Technicians repair 6,500 damaged power lines

Beijing yesterday said 35 per cent of the power lines damaged by the snowstorms remained out of service while about 10 million phone users could not connect to their networks.

11 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Plea to cut Guangzhou power use

The Guangzhou Power Supply Bureau has ordered consumers to cut electricity consumption in peak periods by up to 50 per cent after it was forced to switch off power supply to five districts for several hours in a bid to save its overloaded transmission grid from crashing.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Fixed consumer tariffs drain efficiency from troubled power industry

China's power system is in a mess. For years the supply of electricity has lurched through a brutal feast and famine cycle. Now there is a danger the network may move from shortage to glut, hammering commercial producers and discouraging much-needed future investment.

15 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Farmer gets $1.3m pylon payout

China Light and Power was yesterday ordered to pay a retired man $1.3 million for building pylons on his land.

District Court Judge Gordon Cruden ruled the company's Black Point power line had caused a 25 per cent devaluation in the agricultural land owned by Leung Sum-ting, 70.

1 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Sparks fly over power

OVERESTIMATES of electricity demand mean power may not be needed through the controversial Black Point power line by the specified date of mid-1996, the Legislative Council heard yesterday.

14 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Bid to change path of cables

NEW Territories villagers proposed alternative routes yesterday for the electricity lines from Black Point power station to avoid them going over their houses.

8 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

People power lights the way

WE should all take heart - the little people really do have power. Perhaps not enough to move mountains but then even China Light and Power (CLP) can't do that.

1 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

CLP land price slammed

CHINA Light and Power was granted the right yesterday to install power lines across the New Territories for its new Black Point power station, but the move was criticised because of the cheap price China Light is paying for the land.

The application to build transmission lines from Black Point to Sha Tin was approved by the Executive Council.

19 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Call for study into safety of power systems

A DETAILED study should be carried out to see if power transmission systems are hazardous to health, legislators said yesterday.

Local groups had already voiced concern about a thermal power station at Black Point after press reports from abroad indicated excessive exposure to electromagnetic (EM) fields could cause cancer.

2 Jul 1993 - 12:00am