2nd June 2023 – (Hong Kong) On 2nd June, the Secretary for Environment and Ecology, Mr Tse Chin-wan, officiated at the activation ceremony for the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort‘s (HKDL) staff car park solar canopy project. This project is the first to be initiated following the introduction of facilitation measures by the government to support the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in open car parks by the private sector.
The project will cover 80 parking spaces and generate over 200,000 kWh of electricity annually, which is enough to meet the electricity demands of about 60 three-person families. The project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
During the activation ceremony, Mr Tse expressed the government’s commitment to creating favourable conditions for the private sector to develop renewable energy. He was pleased to learn that HKDL had responded to the government’s initiative to control single-use plastics by ceasing the provision of expanded polystyrene tableware, disposable plastic take-away containers, disposable straws, and inflatable cheering sticks for audiences. He hopes that more organisations and community members will participate in promoting environmental protection and pursuing decarbonisation.
Mr Tse also visited various green facilities at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel to understand the success of HKDL’s green measures in promoting the development of renewable energy, enhancing energy efficiency and waste reduction at the source. The officiating guests at the activation ceremony included the Managing Director of HKDL, Mr Michael Moriarty, the Chief Building Surveyor of Buildings Department, Mr William Poon, and the Chief Engineer of Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Mr George Liu. Over 50 representatives from the New Territories West Elder Academies Cluster and school also participated in the event.