Kai Tak District Cooling Open Day
The District Cooling System (DCS) at the Kai Tak Development is a first-of-its-kind DCS in Hong Kong. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the EMSD as well as connect with the community to promote the energy efficiency of the DCS, the Department, in collaboration with the operator of the Kai Tak DCS, organised the first Open Day at the North Plant of the Kai Tak DCS on 19 May 2018, with a view to raising public awareness of environmental protection, thus jointly creating a healthy, liveable and sustainable environment for Hong Kong.
Mr. Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, pointed out at the opening ceremony that the DCS is an energy-efficient air-conditioning system. To promote low-carbon development, the Government is studying the provision of DCSs for other new development areas/projects, including the Tung Chung New Town Extension project, the Hung Shui Kiu New Development Area and the topside development at the Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities Island of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
The Secretary also conversed with District Cooling Ambassadors nominated by SKH Holy Cross Primary School, PLK Stanley Ho Sau Nan Primary School and Cognitio College (Kowloon) in the district, and listened to their sharing of the benefits of using district cooling. These ambassadors will be responsible for promoting environmental protection and energy efficiency in their schools. Around 850 citizens in the community attended the Open Day. Public guided tours were also arranged on the Open Day for members of the public to visit the cooling facilities at the plant, thereby enhancing their understanding of the Kai Tak DCS.