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Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​To develop a greener Hong Kong, let us support the development of renewable energy and help combat climate change. HK Electric will purchase electricity generated by the grid-connected renewable energy power systems of customers at Feed-in Tariff r​ates.

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Feed-in Tariff 
Effective Date 1 January 2019

Enquiry

Hotline:28433228 Hotline2843 3228
Email:RE@hkelectric.comEmail RE@hkelectric.com

Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Rates

FiT rates will be offered according to the generation capacity of renewable energy power systems (REPS). The FiT rates effective from 1 January 2019 are:

REPS capacity (kW) (Note 1) ​≤10>10 –
≤200
​>200 –
≤1,000
FiT rate (HK$ per unit) (Note 2)$5$4$3
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Note:
1. Arrangement for REPS over 1,000 kW will be considered on a case-by-case basis
2. One unit of electricity equals to one kWh. The rates will be subject to an annual review between HK Electric and the Government

The FiT rate will be fixed from the date when a REPS participates in the FiT Scheme throughout the project life of the REPS or until 31 December 2033, whichever is earlier.

 

Eligibility

  • A registered customer of HK Electric
  • The REPS should be a solar photovoltaic and/or wind power system installed within the area covered by the service address of the respective electricity account

Participating in the Scheme

Submit application form and technical information
 
Install REPS
after obtaining
HK Electric's consent
 
Perform system tests, submit results and other necessary information
 
HK Electric to connect REPS to power grid and install RE meter upon satisfactory site inspection
 
Receive FiT payment based on metered system output

A ​Quick Reference

You may check on the following ballpark parameters (Note 3) of a typical 1 kW solar photovoltaic system for preliminary assessment:

Foot​print requiredabout 7-10 m2 or 70-100 ft2
Annual electricity generationabout 1,000 units
Construction costabout HK$30,000-50,000
Payback periodabout 6-10 years (Note 4)

Note:
3. Actual figures will be subject to site conditions and the design of the REPS
4. Based on a FiT rate at HK$5 per unit

Customers are advised to engage qualified service providers to ensure that the design, installation, operation and maintenance of REPS comply with all applicable statutory, safety and technical requirements from time to time.

For the lists of RE equipment suppliers and installation contractors, please refer to EMSD's website at re.emsd.gov.hk or call 6395 2930.

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