Communications & Technology

Feed-in Tariff

The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme is an important new initiative to promote the development of renewable energy (RE) under the current Scheme of Control Agreements (SCAs), which were signed between the Government and the respective two power companies in April 2017.  Under the scheme, people who install solar photovoltaic (PV) or wind systems at their premises can sell the RE they generate to the power companies at a rate as high as about five times more than the normal electricity tariff rate.

Renewable Energy Certificates

The Renewable Energy Certificates (RE Certificates) Scheme is one of the important RE initiatives introduced under the current Scheme of Control Agreements (SCAs) (which were signed between the Government and the two respective power companies in April 2017) to promote the development of RE in Hong Kong.  Under this scheme, RE Certificates are sold by the power companies for units of electricity from RE sources such that buyers can claim their operation or activities are carbon-free.

Installation of Renewable Energy Systems

Apart from promoting the development of renewable energy (RE) by taking forward a number of large-scale Government RE facilities, the Government has also introduced the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme to help encourage the private sector to participate in small-scale distributed RE generation by installing RE systems at their own premises.  This article provides general information on installing solar photovoltaic (PV) system at your premises, connecting it to the grid and receiving FiT payment.

Facilitation Measures for Development of Renewable Energy

Apart from the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme and Renewable Energy (RE) Certificates, various facilitation measures are being introduced to further promote the development of RE.  They include providing relaxing buildings-related regulations, tax incentives on the procurement of RE power systems, enhancing public awareness on RE technologies, as well as introducing Solar Harvest to support schools and welfare NGOs.

Key Government Renewable Energy Projects

Despite Hong Kong’s natural constraints and geographical limitations, the Government is committed to exploiting our modest renewable energy (RE) potential as fully as possible.  Our aim is to apply RE on a wider and larger scale in the immediate years ahead based on mature and commercially available technologies with the public sector taking the lead, and to create the conditions to enable the private sector to consider adopting RE.  To this end, a number of large-scale Government RE facilities have been installed and many other major projects are being planned.

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Last review date: December 2019