Construction of the Tsing Yi Power Plant started in 1966, the first turbine was commissioned in April 1969. It was oil fired, a tank farm was built next to it. From 1968 onwards, five chimneys were set up. During the 1970's and 1970's, the plant (together with the Hok Yuen Plant) produced electricity for Kowloon and the New Territories, sometimes for Mainland China.
Due to the construction of the Castle Peak coal-fired plant Tsing Yi gradually faded out with production in the 1990's and was finally demolished in 1998. The five chimneys were blasted and fell on November 15th, 1998.