HK Electric Investments is the first fixed single investment trust listed in Hong Kong with a focus on the power industry. Our principal operating subsidiary, The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited (HK Electric), commenced operations in 1890 and is one of the longest-established utility companies in the world.
Over our long history, we have consistently supported Hong Kong's economic journey by offering safe, reliable and affordable electricity while minimising the impact of our operations on the environment as we strive to deliver sustainable growth in long-term value to our investors.
HK Electric Investments believes that open and on-going communication with our stakeholders is central to our operation and development. We engage different stakeholders through a variety of channels and stakeholder suggestions and feedback are highly valued in our decision making process as we strive for continuous improvements.
Underpinned by its core value of "Pursuit of Excellence", HK Electric is committed to delivering excellent services and supply reliability to our customers. We have been providing a world-class supply reliability of over 99.999% since 1997 and all our service standards are achieved or even surpassed every year.
As modern families aspire to an eco-friendly lifestyle, HK Electric promises its customers a green and comfortable way of life made possible by the use of electric appliances.
HK Electric is one of the longest-established power companies in the world. The Company has a world-class record of providing a highly reliable electricity supply to Hong Kong and Lamma islands at a reasonable and affordable price.
HK Electric has been the power behind Hong Kong for more than 120 years, having established a long and fruitful partnership with the community. While our prime mission is to provide a world-class electricity supply, we focus not only on the results, but also on the way we deliver them.
HK Electric aspires to be an employer of choice. We have policies and systems in place to attract talents and through continuous training and development, nurture them for a fulfilling career. We offer competitive remuneration, an ideal workplace and comprehensive wellness programmes for our employees while maintaining regular and open dialogues with them.
Being a major financial centre in the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong serves as home to regional offices of many multi-national corporations. It is also a major international trading and logistics hub, generating great demand for reliable data centre facilities and services to support business growth in mainland China and other parts of the region.
Hong Kong is an ideal location for such data centres as it has various advantages:
According to "The Global Competitiveness Report 2015–2016" published by the World Economic Forum, Hong Kong is highly rated on its global competitiveness and is among the top three in the Asia Pacific region. It tops the infrastructure pillar, with its quality of electricity supply also ranked second in the world.
When it comes to the establishment of proper facilities, Hong Kong is also among the top three in the Asia Pacific region as one of the most suitable place for setting up data centres, followed by Japan (13th), Australia (21th), Malaysia (24th), Thailand (28th), Indonesia (33th), China (35th) and India (36th). This is according to the "Data Centre Risk Index 2016" of Cushman & Wakefield.”
Hong Kong Island embraces the city's bustling Central Business District and other key commercial areas. It is also the prime location for:
Setting up your data centres on Hong Kong Island will earn you the advantages of close proximity to the heart of the metropolitan city where business is wholly concentrated.
Moreover, it is highly desirable for high-tier data centres to be provided with a back-up site(s) at a separate location from the primary site so as to reduce the impact from unexpected incidents. Hong Kong Island could be an ideal choice of location for those with their primary sites elsewhere.
With Hong Kong Island being the ideal choice for you to set up your business, HK Electric (the sole power supplier) will therefore be your best energy partner.
Serving the city for more than a century, HK Electric is one of the world's longest established utility companies and is the sole electricity supplier to Hong Kong and Lamma Islands.
The company has invested in a state-of-the-art transmission and distribution system (which is mostly underground), making it less vulnerable to external factors such as lightning and adverse weather. To maintain our first class supply reliability, we have adopted advanced monitoring and diagnostic systems round the clock at our System Control Centre, as well as a robust year-round preventive maintenance regime.
As a world-class power company, HK Electric has maintained a safe and reliable electricity supply over the years:
It has always been a challenge for data centre operators to identify suitable sites or premises in Hong Kong for their business. To facilitate this, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (referred as "Government") has introduced a number of measures:
Revitalization of Industrial Buildings
Incentives that have been provided for the conversion of industrial buildings into data centres, include:
To benefit from these measures, applicants are required to submit valid applications to relevant Government Departments. These measures will continue after 31 March 2016 until further notice is made by the Government.
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