Castle Peak Power Station

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Castle Peak Power Station
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Castle Peak Power Station is located in Hong Kong
Castle Peak Power Station
Location of Castle Peak Power Station
Country China
Location Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°22′32″N 113°55′12″E / 22.37556°N 113.92000°E / 22.37556; 113.92000Coordinates: 22°22′32″N 113°55′12″E / 22.37556°N 113.92000°E / 22.37556; 113.92000
Status Operational
Commission date 1982
Owner(s) CLP Power (70%)
China Southern Power Grid Company (30%)
Power generation
Primary fuel Coal
Units operational 4 × 350 MW
4 × 667 MW
Nameplate capacity 4,108 MW[1]

The Castle Peak Power Station (Chinese: 青山發電廠) is the largest coal-fired power station in Hong Kong, China. It is located at Tap Shek Kok in Tuen Mun District.

It was commissioned in 1982 with its newest generation unit installed in 1990. The station consists of four 350 MW and four 677 MW generating units, with auxiliary facilities.[1] It is one of the three power stations CLP operates in Hong Kong, totalling to 6,908 MW of installed capacity. The station was built for CLP with a 40% stake (60% by ExxonMobil).

In 2007 Castle Peak burned 9 million tonnes of coal of which, according to CLP, 4.6 million tonnes was low-sulphur coal from Indonesia. The power station has been undertaking a range of programmes to improve emission performance, including refurbishing burners to reduce emission of nitrogen oxide, SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction) and BOFA (Boosted Over Fire Air) has been installed, as has an FGD for sulphur removal. This power station is a major contributor to non-motor-traffic pollution in Hong Kong.

On 19 November 2013, CLP Group and China Southern Power Grid Company (CSG) decided to spend HK$24 billion together to acquire Exxon's 60% stake in Castle Peak Power. After transaction, CLP holds 70% stake while CSG holds remaining 30% stake.[2]

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