Lamma Winds

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Lamma Winds
Lamma wind turbine 1.JPG
Lamma Winds is located in Hong Kong
Lamma Winds
Location of Lamma Winds in Hong Kong
Location Lamma Island, Hong Kong
Coordinates 22°13′30″N 114°7′14″E / 22.22500°N 114.12056°E / 22.22500; 114.12056Coordinates: 22°13′30″N 114°7′14″E / 22.22500°N 114.12056°E / 22.22500; 114.12056
Commission date 23 February 2006
Owner(s) Hongkong Electric
Power generation
Units operational 1
Nameplate capacity 800 kW

Lamma Winds (Chinese: 南丫風采發電站) is a wind farm in Tai Ling, Lamma Island, Hong Kong where the average wind velocity is 5.5 m/s.[1]

Built near the Lamma Power Station and owned by Hongkong Electric, on average it provides slightly over 100 kW of power[2] to Hong Kong Island and Lamma Island.

Technical details[edit]

Lamma Winds began operating on 23 February 2006, and was the first commercial-scale wind turbine in Hong Kong. The wind turbine is a Nordex N50/800 kW model with a rotor diameter of 50 metres (160 ft), a nameplate capacity of 800 kilowatts (1,100 hp)[3] and a capacity factor of about 13%[4] which delivers an average output of around 100 kilowatts (130 hp). It can generate enough power for approximately 250 households in ideal conditions,[5] though considerably fewer. Before the construction of the wind turbine, Environmental Resources Management of Hong Kong (ERMHK) analyzed its environmental impacts, and predicted no significant adverse effects.[6]

Exhibition centre[edit]

Lamma Winds is one of the relatively few commercial-scale wind turbines in the world that is open to the public. An exhibition centre surrounds the base of the wind turbine, and is open daily from 7 AM to 6 PM, including weekends and holidays.[7] Access to the exhibition center is by foot; the walk from Yung Shue Wan Ferry Pier takes about 40 minutes.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Renewable Energy - Powering the Future with Nature" (PDF). Hongkong Industrialist. December 2007. p. 17. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  2. ^ Lau, Frank (2010-12-21). "Development of Renewable Energy Projects in Hong Kong: Hong Kong Electric's Experience" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  3. ^ Kwan, Hilda (2007-11-28). "Technical Visit to Lamma Power Station and Wind Power Station". Children of Engineering, Institution of Mechanical Engineers Hong Kong, Young Member Section. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  4. ^ Lau, Frank (2010-12-21). "Development of Renewable Energy Projects in Hong Kong: Hong Kong Electric's Experience" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  5. ^ "Hong Kong harvests wind". Renewables - Made in Germany. Archived from the original on December 12, 2007. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Renewable Energy by a Wind Turbine System on Lamma Island:" (PDF). Hongkong Electric. September 2004. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  7. ^ "Lamma Wind Power Station". Hongkong Electric. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 
  8. ^ "Lamma Island". Hong Kong Extras. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 

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