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Caring for our Environment

Caring for our Environment

Caring for our Environment
Caring for our Environment

As a major public utility, HK Electric recognises its social responsibility to protect and preserve the environment of our home. To this, we put great emphasis on environmental protection and invest substantially to resolve, alleviate and minimise the impact arising from our operations on the environment.

To realise this commitment, the Company has established specific corporate policy to care for and improve the environment. Under the policy, we have to ensure that the Company's facilities comply with the Government's environmental requirements and that the overall potential environmental impacts arising from the Company's operations are minimal. To achieve this, the Company maintains close liaison and co-operation with the Environment Bureau and Environmental Protection Department of the Government.

We have a professional team of engineers and chemists to integrate environmental considerations in every stage of project planning, and the design of power station and electrical substation equipment. They are also responsible for the monitoring and assessment of the environment in the processes of power generation, transmission and distribution. State-of-the-art equipment such as wind tunnels and computer simulations are also employed in the testing stage to ensure that the best efforts be devoted to protecting the environment.

In the aspect of energy efficiency and conservation, an annual educational campaign, the "Smart Power Campaign", has been implemented since 2003 to teach the younger generations in Hong Kong more about energy efficiency and the smart use of electricity. In February 2015, a new initiative of the Smart Power Campaign - the "Green Energy Dreams Come True" was established to provide funding and support to help students bring their green projects to life. To foster community co-operation in improving building energy efficiency, HK Electric launched the "Smart Power Fund" in June 2014. The fund subsidises residential building owners within our service territory to undertake energy efficiency enhancement work for the building services installations in common areas of their buildings.

HK Electric has also been keenly supporting environmental projects conducted by green groups and community organisations in the form of donations, sponsorships and voluntary service.  We are also one of the supporting organisations of the Hong Kong Green Shop Alliance organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council, which aims to encourage mall operators and shop tenants to work together on energy savings, water savings, waste reduction and social green behaviour, etc.

For more information on our various initiatives in environmental protection, please browse the following: