Tai O Union Electric Company – bought by CLP in 1955
IDJ and Hugh Farmer have been trying to find out about a power company that is supposed to have existed in Tai O on Lantau Island.
China Light and Power’s website says that in 1955 the company acquired the Tai O Power Company “which supplies power to Lantau Island”.
IDJ says “I’ve not heard of the Tai O Power Company and it’s not mentioned in any of my 1950s government yearbooks. It could have been another communal project similar to that at Cheung Chau, primarily supplying power to an ice factory for the fishing fleet.”
The trail seemed to have gone cold but then this turned up from a China Light & Power website linked below:
So we have a new name, Tai O Union Electric Company.
More information, location, dates and images of the plant would be great.
See: CLP’s website about the history of supplying electricity to Tai O and Lantau generally, and other islands.
This article was first posted on 22nd August 2014.
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