Public Consultation on the Future Development of the Electricity Market

The Environment Bureau has issued a Public Consultation Paper to review how to further develop Hong Kong’s electricity market and improve its regulatory framework when the current Scheme of Control Agreements (“SCAs”) expire in 2018. In conducting the review, the Bureau indicated that it has been guided by the four energy policy objectives of safety, reliability, affordability and environmental protection, while also paying due regard to the goal of introducing competition into the electricity market.

The Consultation builds on the various reviews and public consultations conducted over the past few years, including the mid-term review of the SCAs conducted in 2014, and the Public Consultation on the Future Fuel Mix for Electricity Generation launched in 2014.

The public has been invited to attend a public forum on this Consultation on 23 June 2015 from 7 to 9 PM at the Leighton Hill Community Hall in Wan Chai. As seats are limited, registration is required.

All Response Forms to the Consultation Paper must be completed and returned on or before 30 June 2015.

To register for the public forum or obtain the Consultation Document and Response Form, please visit the Bureau’s website.

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