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Green Energy Dreams Come True, backed by HK Electric

8 Dec 2015

Those who think out of the box have returned with their visions, and versions, of how to make their dreams of greener energy come true.

It all started in February this year, when HK Electric's Smart Power Campaign invited secondary school students, through its "Green Energy Dreams Come True" programme, to submit proposals on how they would utilise and promote green energy.

With proposals submitted by the students, twelve teams were short-listed and spent the past few months implementing their projects. They had been allotted seed money of up to HK$50,000 by HK Electric and were each assigned a young engineer from the Company to act as their mentor and guide.

At the final presentation and award ceremony held on 5 December, all 12 teams had their chance to present their results, months of hard work and efforts that showed what they had learned from the projects.

The team from The Church of Christ in China Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School won the championship with the project of developing a portable electronic appliance charging system powered by renewable energy. (Please refer to appendix for more details)

Speaking at the ceremony, HK Electric's General Manager (Corporate Development), Mr. Yee Tak-chow, said the programme was introduced to encourage students to plan and implement creative projects that would promote green energy and energy efficiency.

“We are glad to see the completion of such a wide array of green projects, covering topics from energy efficiency, use of renewable energy to energy sustainability. We believe that through this programme, students have been able to learn more on these subjects, and gain knowledge and valuable experiences when they worked together as a team,” he added.

Mr. Yee said he was impressed by their project ideas such as incorporating green messages into a tailor-made card game; developing an intelligent mobile phone application (apps) to help achieve energy conservation; promoting green energy with a short movie; and creating a renewable energy powered trolley for educational purposes.

Students also presented their talents and creativity by using different ways of presentation such as multi-media and drama at the final presentation.

Besides Mr. Yee, the adjudication panel comprised members of the advisory committee of HK Electric's Education Fund, including Mr. Chan Chit-kwai, a member of the Central and Western District Council; Mr. Hui Yung-chung, Principal of Queen's College Old Boy's Association Secondary School; Mr. Victor Kwok, Senior School Development Officer (Career Guidance Section) of the Education Bureau; Mr. Rico Wong Tze-kang, Deputy Chief Executive of the Conservancy Association; and Ms. Mimi Yeung, HK Electric's General Manager (Public Affairs).

The adjudicators selected the winners based on their written reports and final presentations at the ceremony, and all winning teams were presented with scholarships as a token of encouragement.

HK Electric's Smart Power Campaign is an annual event that promotes energy efficiency and a low-carbon lifestyle. Other than the "Green Energy Dreams Come True" programme, the “Happy Green Schools Label Programme" also offers educational activities all year round for its more than 310 member schools, including training on green campus TV, school talks, eco-heritage tours and visits to Smart Power Centre and workshops. Roving exhibitions have also been arranged to spread green messages across the territory.

For more details, please visit the Smart Power Campaign website: www.hkelectric.com/smartpower; and on www.facebook.com/hkelectricsmartpowercampaign or call 3143 3757.

Appendix:

The winning teams of the “Green Energy Dreams Come True" programme include:

School

Project

Champion

The Church of Christ in China Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School

Developed a portable electronic appliance charging system powered by solar power panels and a wind power generating system.

1st Runner-up

Queen's College Old Boys' Association Secondary School

Constructed a reptile house powered by solar energy on the school’s rooftop garden.

2nd Runner-up

CMA Secondary School

Developed an intelligent “GoGoEco” cell phone application (apps) to help monitor electricity consumption at home for energy saving.

Merit
(Three in total)

Lingnan Dr. Chung Wing Kwong Memorial Secondary School

Produced a booklet on conservation, low carbon living and sustainability for green promotion on campus and in the community.

Lions College

Designed an apps to analyse carbon emission and electricity consumption of electrical appliances with different efficiency labels and provide tips on energy saving.

HKCWC Fung Yiu King Memorial Secondary School

Installed solar panels on campus and arranged exhibitions to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in the community.

Students from 12 shortlisted teams present in different ways their projects and lessons learnt.  The Church of Christ in China Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School and their portable electronic appliance charging system powered by renewable energy.

Students from 12 shortlisted teams present in different ways their projects and lessons learnt. The Church of Christ in China Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School and their portable electronic appliance charging system powered by renewable energy.

The Queen's College Old Boys' Association Secondary School introduces their reptile house powered by solar energy.

The Queen's College Old Boys' Association Secondary School introduces their reptile house powered by solar energy. The Church of Christ in China Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School and their portable electronic appliance charging system powered by renewable energy.

The CMA Secondary School explains how their GoGoEco apps helps monitor power consumption.

The CMA Secondary School explains how their GoGoEco apps helps monitor power consumption.

HKCWC Fung Yiu King Memorial Secondary School introduces how they make use of solar power on campus.

HKCWC Fung Yiu King Memorial Secondary School introduces how they make use of solar power on campus.

The champion team receives the prize from Mr. Yee Tak-chow (far right) and one of the adjudicators, Mr. Chan Chit-kwai (far left).

The champion team receives the prize from Mr. Yee Tak-chow (far right) and one of the adjudicators, Mr. Chan Chit-kwai (far left).

The champion team receives the prize from Mr. Yee Tak-chow (far right) and one of the adjudicators, Mr. Chan Chit-kwai (far left).

The Church of Christ in China Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School and their portable electronic appliance charging system powered by renewable energy.

The teams celebrate the completion of their projects and pledge to continue to promote green energy on campus and in the community.

The teams celebrate the completion of their projects and pledge to continue to promote green energy on campus and in the community.