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.
To satisfy the aspirations from the community, and in support of Government’s energy and environmental policy objectives, HK Electric has launched a suite of "Smart Power Services".
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 Investments is committed to meeting the long-term energy needs and supporting the sustainable development of the community we serve. To do this, we focus not only on powering Hong Kong with a world-class electricity supply, but also on the way we deliver it and the impacts it has on the environment.
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.
HK Electric, a subsidiary of Power Assets Holdings Ltd, today launched a smart phone application (App) offering a trendy and easy way for users to learn about low carbon lifestyle anywhere, anytime.
The App allows users to enjoy interesting, yet useful, low carbon tips and information ranging from low carbon recipes provided by the Home Management Centre to tailor-made action plans of specific groups, including students and housewives, aimed at reducing carbon emissions, said Managing Director of HK Electric, Mr. Tso Kai-sum.
HK Electric customers can through the App register for e-bills and receive a one-off $30 tariff rebate, or donate the amount to designated green groups in Hong Kong. Successful applicants are eligible for a lucky draw during the promotion period ending 31 July.
Customers switching to e-bills can each help reduce carbon dioxide emission by about 620 grams a year. At present, 27,000 customers have registered for e-bills and ceased receiving monthly electricity bills, which decreased 16.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission -- equivalent to conserving about 730 trees a year.
The new App is one of the initiatives in this year's Smart Power Campaign, which calls for community action to combat climate change by reducing carbon footprint in daily life. A series of activities is being planned throughout the year for students and the public encouraging them to adopt small changes in life to create a greener world.
Officiating at the launching ceremony today, President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Professor Tony F Chan, said students should learn to conserve energy and love the environment the earlier the better.
"At HKUST, we are ready to join hands with others to work for a better environment. The university has been undertaking a number of related research projects. It has also introduced various green initiatives including energy-saving measures and incorporating high environmental standards in campus buildings," said Prof. Chan.
At HK Electric, Mr. Tso said, the Company has conducted energy audits and introduced carbon reduction measures at its headquarters building, reducing the building's carbon footprint by 13% over the past three years.
"We support developing a low carbon Hong Kong and have increased gas-fired generation to 33% of total electricity output. On continued wider application of renewable energy for power generation, we commissioned Hong Kong's largest solar power system in Lamma Power Station last year."
"The system has so far generated over 410,000 units of green electricity, displacing coal-fired generation and reducing 345 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission. We plan to expand the total capacity of the system to one megawatt," Mr. Tso said, adding that the Company's offshore wind farm project is progressing and wind monitoring is expected to begin later in the year.
Following the launch of Smart Power Campaign, a short essay writing competition inviting the public to nominate their low carbon hero will be held between now till end May. For details, please visit the Campaign's webpage: www.hkelectric.com/smartpower.
Also at today's ceremony were artiste MC Jin and a group of students from Bonham Road Government Primary School who "rapped" the campaign's theme. Students from St. James' Primary School, S.K.H. Lee Shiu Keung Primary School, Gigamind English Primary School, H.K. & Kowloon Kaifong Women's Association Sun Fong Chung College, TWGHs Wong Fung Ling College and St. Paul's Convent School (Secondary Section) competed in a quiz that challenged their knowledge in low carbon.
Managing Director of HK Electric, Mr. Tso Kai-sum (second from left), President of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Professor Tony F Chan (Centre) and other guests launch the HK Electric App and kick off Smart Power Campaign 2011.
HK Electric launches a smart phone application (App) offering a trendy and easy way for users to learn about low carbon lifestyle anywhere, anytime.
Mr. Tso Kai-sum (right) said HK Electric supports low carbon and the company has increased the use of natural gas and renewable energy for power generation.
Mr. Tso Kai-sum (right) appoints MC Jin as the Smart Power Campaign ambassador.
Artiste MC Jin and a group of students from Bonham Road Government Primary School bring out the campaign's theme in a rap performance.
School children compete in a quiz that challenged their knowledge in low carbon.
HK Electric Director of Engineering (Planning & Development), Mr. Wan Chi-tin (first from left) takes photo with the winners of the "Low Carbon App Writing Competition".
A group photo of the officiating guests and performing students.