Analyses | Environment and energy | 2017-06-22 | HKET

Better use of power surplus can lower electricity bills



In Hong Kong, electricity consumption reaches its peak in summer. To cope with the massive demand, power companies have installed sufficient amount of power generators to maintain stable electricity supply. However, some of the generating capacity are unused during off seasons, which could mean higher bills for users. Is it possible to reduce the excess capacity without sacrificing the reliability of electricity supply?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.