June 10, 2015
Lee Kum Kee Pioneers in Photovoltaic Power Generation for Green Production
(From left to right) Deputy Director of Guangdong Power Grid Jiangmen Power Bureau Mr. Sun Jinwu, Standing Committee Member of Xinhui District and Head of United Front Work Department Mr. He Guojun, Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group Chairman Mr. Charlie Lee, Standing Committee Member of Xinhui District and Secretary of Hui Cheng Government Office Mr. Li Huiwen and Zhuhai Integrated Energy Managing Director Mr. Guan Nanqiang, officiate the Lee Kum Kee Photovoltaic Power Station & Power Grid Integration Opening Ceremony.
Lee Kum Kee celebrated the official commencement of solar photovoltaic power generation project at its Xinhui Production Base today, after six months of construction and installation. The installation marked Lee Kum Kee as leader to embrace the green production trend in the industry by becoming a forerunner in adopting solar photovoltaic power. Officials of District Committee and District Government of Xinhui, leaders of China Southern Power Grid’s Xinhui branch, media representatives and others joined senior management of Lee Kum Kee to witness the significant occasion.
The photovoltaic power generation station is installed on the rooftops of warehouses totalling approximately 47,000 square metres in the Xinhui Production Base of Lee Kum Kee. The semi-conductor boards convert solar energy directly into electricity. The designed capacity of the station is 4.3 Megawatt Peak (MWp) with a generation capacity of 3.98 million kWh per year, equivalent to a saving of 1,312 tonnes of standard coal and a reduction of 3,448 tonnes of carbon emission every year.
Lee Kum Kee is the first major business in Xinhui, Guangdong to adopt photovoltaic power and the first condiment enterprise in China to invest in photovoltaic project. Through the utilisation of renewable energy, Lee Kum Kee hopes to advocate energy conservation and emission reduction in Xinhui. Whenever the electric power consumption is low at Xinhui Production Base, the surplus power from photovoltaic power generation will be transmitted to the public power grid in Qibao, Xinhui, in relief of public power supply shortage. The photovoltaic power station of Lee Kum Kee is also the first to join the Jiangmen power grid. The data collected and system-wide key indicator comparisons after the station is put into operation will generate basic information for subsequent projects and selection of best design for photovoltaic projects. This station will become a demonstration model of photovoltaic power station for the Jiangmen region.
Over the years, Lee Kum Kee stays committed to environmental protection and energy conservation in discharge of its corporate social responsibility. As a family enterprise with a heritage in making sauces and condiments for 127 years, Lee Kum Kee has spared no effort for further development, and is determined to save energy and cut emission by introducing advanced technology and the use of renewable energy into every production procedure. Putting the national policy of “energy conservation and environmental protection” into practice, the introduction of green production contributes towards protecting the environment for biodiversity on Earth.
As an exemplary corporate citizen, Lee Kum Kee has always emphasised on environmental protection and continued investment in environmental initiatives at its Xinhui Production Base for years. Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group Chairman Mr. Charlie Lee expressed, “Corporate social responsibility is an integral part of the sustainable operation of an enterprise as well as a drive for Constant Entrepreneurship. Lee Kum Kee will continue shouldering its corporate social responsibility including environmental protection, and contribute towards the sustainable development of the community." PRD Environmental Awards”
Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group Chairman Mr. Charlie Lee delivers a speech at the Lee Kum Kee Photovoltaic Power Station & Power Grid Integration Opening Ceremony.
Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group Chairman Mr. Charlie Lee visits the photovoltaic power station with guests.
Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group Chairman Mr. Charlie Lee tours around the solar power system of the photovoltaic power station.
Solar panels at Lee Kum Kee photovoltaic power station