Sustainability

Harnessing Solar Power at HKIA

08  September  2018

Harnessing Solar Power at HKIA

The third Technical Working Group meeting of the HKIA Airport-wide Carbon Reduction Programme was held on 28 August to facilitate an exchange of views and insights on solar power and promote the wider adoption of this technology at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

The theme was discussed in response to the Government’s introduction of a Feed-in Tariff Scheme for renewable energy, which aims to provide financial incentives to households or businesses for the installation of electricity-generating facilities from renewable sources. Topics covered included the benefits of rooftop solar technology and the key requirements for solar implementation. The Airport Authority (AA) shared its experience on the implementation of solar panels at the Midfield Concourse and the Limousine Lounge.

Moderated by AA's General Manager of Technical Services Amen Tong, a panel discussion on solar panel implementation at HKIA was held with representatives from CLP Power, NEFIN Group, and Siemens. Attendees include representatives from 20 airport business partners and government departments, including the Civil Aviation Department.

The Technical Working Group is a bi-annual event organised by the AA for its business partners to share knowledge and best practices on carbon and energy saving solutions. Two previous meetings with the topics on ISO 50001 Energy Management System and cooling system optimisation at HKIA were held last year.