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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:20 pm 
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Sandy, I've sent the full details to all registered and confirmed visitors this early morning, including yourself:

Itinerary: (for registered visitors only)

Assemble at Power Station gate, near Power Station Beach, at the very beginning of Cable Road along Power Station Beach, around 10:15am tomorrow, Wed, Aug 15.

We’ve got a tight schedule and many questions to get answers for, so please don’t be late. We can’t wait for latecomers and you can’t join the tour bus after it’s left the gate.

Visit will last from 10:30am - 12:30pm, photography permitted.
Drop-off point: same place, Power Station gate close to Power Station Beach.

Facilities to be visited (transportation by tour bus):

Visitors Centre (briefing session on operation of plant facilities, snacks/drinks will be provided),
Control Centre,
HK's largest commercial Solar Power System on the rooftop,
Turbine hall of gas-fired generating unit,
Coal yard area.

Prepare lots of questions, but be mindful that we’ve got a lot to see in just 2 hours, so let’s not get stuck in the Visitors Centre.

I hope to get a few comments, maybe even a few pictures, from you afterwards, about the Power Station and the tour, to be published in the Lamma-zine (anonymously if you prefer).

See you tomorrow! I’ll be wearing a black Lamma Dragons baseball cap.
Call me at 6498 6960 for any problems or questions.

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Click above for my photo gallery, plus a Lamma-zine story with more photos:
http://www.compunicate.com/Lamma-zine/includes_news.html#Aug15

Comments from tour participants so far:

"An interesting and informative tour’ The tour guide,Edmund, did a good job in answering questions and remembering all the statistics he used to answer those questions’."

"Hi Lamma-Gung. Just wanted to say thanks for organising the tour yesterday. It was very interesting and informative."

"I am a new Lammaite, so 15 Aug is my first time to join the Lamma Power Station tour. Both of us very much enjoyed and had fun on this tour. And we got many infos from HK Electric. We can be so proud of Lamma Power Station to provide electricity for Lamma, Ap Lei Chau and HK Island. Hope to see all of you Lammaites at the 2013 tour."

"I spent my time mostly listening to other peoples' hobby horses, or not hearing what the guide was saying as he was only addressing one person at the other end of the room from me."

"The organisation went smoothly and the refreshments appreciated. Although I suspect there was a lot of coffee wasted as not everyone wants milk and/or sugar. Water would have been welcome.
It appeared that the eco-options of wind and solar were for PR only and are not serious attempts to use those potential power sources. The ability to ask follow-up questions (time was limited) and have them and the answers published on-line would be appreciated by many I think."



Yes, let's do that! Ask questions in this forum and I'll try to get them answered by HK Electric.

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Well, as nobody has asked any more questions in this forum, here are a few questions I've collected during the tour, plus written replies from the tour guide, Edmund Pang:

Progress of Windfarm? Schedule?

Our wind monitoring station was put into operation in March 2012 to collect meteorological and oceanographic data which will be used in the design of wind turbine. The offshore wind farm is targeted for commissioning by end of 2016.

Progress of switch to LPG? What percentage of power generated by LPG right now? By oil?

HK Electric starts using natural gas for power generation in October 2006. In 2011, our gas-fired generation units contributed 33% of total electricity supply while about 2/3 of our electricity generation comes from coal.

Actual power generated by Lamma Winds compared to your Solar Power Station over the last year?

Lamma Winds, with an installed capacity of 800kW, generated 868,000 units of electricity in 2011 while our 550kW solar PV panels produced 691,000 units of green electricity.

Main reasons of tariff differences to CLP (+30%?)

HK Electric and CLP are two companies of difference sizes, using different facilities, with different geographical constraints and serving different mixes of customers. The major reasons for the difference in net tariff are:

1. HK Electric has a higher facility cost due to the use of underground and tunnel cables results high construction costs for network in a congested environment.

2. HK Electric has a lower utilization rate for its facilities due to higher weight of commercial sales which have shorter operating hours concentrated during daytime.

3. HK Electric does not have electricity sales to China to subsidize its local customers.

Laying of optical fiber for Broadband Internet along Cable Road: for HGC’s future Broadband offering to Lammaites?

I reckon it will be more appropriate for HGC to answer this question.

Your air quality monitoring stations on Lamma:
Are they similar to the Govt. pollution metering and can we see the results occasionally. We’d like to compare Lamma’s air quality to HK Island’s.


We have five monitoring stations on the southern part of Hong Kong Island and one monitoring station at Cheung Chau help monitor the impact of Lamma Power Station on ambient air quality. Please refer to the following link for the recorded data of our monitoring stations:

Monitoring station data

So there IS lawn bowling inside the LPS! Other recreational activities for staff?

Lawn bowl green and gym room are provided inside Lamma Power Station for our staff’s use.

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He either confirms nor denies the existence of air monitoring stations on Lamma Island and only refers you to the gov't site that monitors HK island.


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HK Electric has agreed to another tour for Lamma residents & family and friends this summer. The provisional date they're suggesting is Wed, Aug 7.

These yearly tours do not run during weekends and are usually scheduled during the summer holidays, unfortunate if you're travelling. Sorry, no children are permitted and safety helmets will be mandatory.

Who'd like to come along? Send me a Private Message, Facebook message (Lamma Gung) or email me at info@Lamma.com.hk.
To keep the attendee list easily co-ordinated and updated, to enroll please no calls, SMS or WhatsApp messages (which I normally all welcome, see top of home page).

Provisional itinerary, photos and feedback from last year's tour:
http://www.lamma.com.hk/forum-OK/viewtopic.php?t=11752&start=14

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More info on the tour on Aug 7, guided by the same friendly, patient and very knowledgeable (electrical engineering degree from a UK university) tour guide as in the last 2 years:

"Please note the maximum group size is 35 and visitors should be 15 years old or above in view of safety.

Similar to last year, we’ll visit the plant facilities in Lamma Power Station including Visitor Centre, solar power system, control centre, turbine hall of gas-fired generating unit & coal yard area.

For duration of visit, it will last for about 2 hours (i.e. 10:30am-12:30pm) and snacks will be provided during the briefing session on operation of plant facilities in Visitor Centre.

If you have any questions, please let me know."

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More info from HK Electric about the Power Station tour on Aug 7:

"Please note according to our new policy for company’s events and visits, insurance has to be arranged for visitors to our Lamma Power Station.

To proceed with such arrangement, the name and number of visitors will be required at least 5 working days prior to the date of visit (i.e. 30 July).

Besides, for safety sake, the upper age limit for visitors shall be 70."


There are still a few places available. Email me at info@Lamma.com.hk

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There are still a few seats avail;able for the Power Station Tour on Wed, Aug 7!

Age between 15-70, registration deadline next Tue, July 30.
Details above. Email me at info@Lamma.com.hk.

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Hi Lamma Gung,
Can I join the tour? Please let me know. Thanks.

(p.s. have tried emailing you directly and using the contact us button on the site but messages bounce back as undeliverable - "service unavailable" and "blocked using dnsbl.sorbs.net")


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Yes, there are still a few places available for this tour on Aug 7. 1 or 2 persons (between 15-70 years old)?

Anybody else? Deadline for registration this Wednesday, July 31.

Email LammaGung@gmail.com if you get the same problem as lamma_llama. Probably related to his/her spam filter as other emails to info@Lamma.com.hk, info@Compunicate.com, PMs, WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook messages to me seem to be all getting through daily w/o problems, I think.

If anybody else had any trouble contacting me, using any of the contacts at the top of the home page, please let me know!

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If email bounces use the forum's PM (private message), click the button under any of Lamagung's posts.


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Thanks Lamma-Gung and Alan. Will try the alternate email addresses, and failing that, PM...


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I suppose their new policy for having insurance cover was introduced following the ill-fated ferry excursion last October.


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Tally Ho, yes, probably.
No need for them having a list of names for insurance purpose on the tours we've done before.

So you can feel safe on the tour. If a piece of coal falls on your head, you'll be insured. Or maybe not, as you'll have to wear a helmet for the entire tour as well.

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Last call for the Power Station tour next Wed morning, Aug 7!
Deadline tomorrow morning, Aug 1

See photos and captions of last year's tour:
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Lamma-Gung wrote:
It's time again for our single, once-yearly guided tour of the Lamma Power Station, organised by HK Electric and myself. I'll be handling the signups, email me at info@Lamma.com.hk.

About half of the group is booked out already by people who registered early seeing the event on the home page or in the Lamma Events Calendar, announced many weeks ago.

People who've never been inside or had to be turned down last year due to oversubscription will get preferential treatment this year:

Here's the description of the tour from our tour guide Edmund Pang, the same very friendly and knowledgeable guide we had last year:

"The maximum group size is 35 and visitors should be 15 years old or above. Facilities to be visited will include Visitor Centre,
solar panel power system, control centre, turbine hall of gas-fired generating unit & coal yard area and visit will end at noon on 15 Aug."

It was nice tour but unfortunately I was not part of it.. My friend was there in tour.. Can you tell when will be next tour organized? I would love to be there..


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Maybe this summer. The local interest for this tour isn't so high anymore, as the keenest residents have seen it by now. So it might take several months to find enough people to fill up a tour bus on a week day (no tours on weekends).

I'll be announcing here if and when I'll start taking reservations again.

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This year's tour into the power station for Lammaites, organised by Hans Andersen Club instead of myself who organised this tour in former years.

In Cantonese instead of English this time, not sure how much English will be supplemented. On demand, I assume.


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Lamma-Gung wrote:
This year's tour into the power station for Lammaites, organised by Hans Andersen Club instead of myself who organised this tour in former years.

In Cantonese instead of English this time, not sure how much English will be supplemented. On demand, I assume.



Hi everyone,
This is staff representative from the Hans Andersen Club Lamma Island Centre.
Thank you very much posting our poster on the website, it helps a lots in promotion!
Just to clarify, the above activity is organized by Hans Andersen Club and we mainly target for aged 15 or above teenage Lamma residents.
For other individuals who are interested in visiting Lamma Power Station may self-group and submit application through HK Electric.
Many thanks!


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Inside Power Station tour: Tue, Aug 1, or Fri, Aug 4, 2017:

HK Electric just called me offering another one of our formerly yearly tours, again mainly for Lammaites, plus a few people with close Lamma connections, for ALL ages above 15, in English.
The widely publicised tour by Hans Andersen Club on July 20 above is in Cantonese (with some English interpretation, if needed) and it's targeted mainly at local teenagers, HK Electric and Hans Andersen Club just told me. This tour above is full now, waitlisted.

Contact me by Private Message, Facebook msg (Lamma Gung), on WhatsApp or SMS (6151 5408), or email (info@Lamma.com.hk) for details and registration. Morning of Aug 1 or 4?
I realise that many people will be out of HK on these two dates, but these are the dates offered so far.
No need to call Hans Andersen Club or HK Electric directly or fill in any forms, as they'll both refer you back to me, I think.

For photos and stories of former tours like this that I organised:
http://www.compunicate.com/Lamma-zine/PG-2/Inside-Lamma-Power-Station.htm


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