CLP to spare HK$200m in community support
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited is set to allocate HK$200 million in 2023 to roll out a series of community support programmes to alleviate grassroots families' pressures.
Hong Kong's two major suppliers - CLP Power and the Hongkong Electric Company - have earlier revealed to raise the electricity fees next year as facing increasing costs due to the uncertain perspective of the international energy market.
In an announcement on Monday, CLP power committed that the company will allocate HK$100 million in 2023, providing one-off fuel cost subsidies of HK$600 to 100,000 eligible households (including the elderly, low-income families, and people with disabilities), as well as one-off fuel cost subsidies of HK$800 to 50,000 tenants of subdivided units.
Besides, HK$5 million will be set aside to conduct rewiring works for the installation of individual electricity meters to improve the safety and living conditions of tenants of subdivided units referred by community partners.
A HK$20 million support will also be offered to 10,000 families living in transitional housing with subsidies of $2,000 each for buying energy-efficient electrical appliances to reduce their living costs.
CLP Power also supports youngsters from less well-off households by donating HK$6 million to distribute e-learning devices to around 1,600 students.
"[We will] strengthen support for families in need and to ease their financial burden, and we are encouraging and helping customers to conserve energy and support decarbonisation," said CLP's chief corporate development officer Quince Chong Wai-yan.