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's Smart Power Campaign lifted the curtains on this year's "Happy Green Community Ambassadors" programme that aims to help youngsters develop at their early age the right attitude towards conservation, and encourage them to promote green.
The new programme will feature different learning opportunities and a chance to "job shadow" HK Electric's environmental engineers. This will be one of the three major elements in this year's campaign incorporating life planning into education on energy efficiency and a low carbon lifestyle.
Explaining all this at the campaign's launching ceremony, General Manager (Public Affairs), Ms. Mimi Yeung, said HK Electric would be providing training to secondary school students to boost their green knowledge as well as presentation skills.
"HK Electric has always been committed to environmental education and these young ambassadors will be trained to conduct guided tours at roving exhibitions. We will also identify outstanding ambassadors and offer them the opportunity to shadow our environmental engineers. For example, they will be allowed to join in collecting environmental sampling data at our Lamma Power Station. Such an experience will be useful to these aspiring environmental engineers planning for their future," Ms. Yeung said.
The "Green Energy Dreams Come True" Programme that was launched last year will continue to be one of the highlights in 2016. "Last year's programme funded 12 projects and we hope to encourage more secondary school students to submit innovative ideas to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainability and bring their green projects to life," she added.
There will be no limit to the type of projects submitted. Possible entries could include installations, models, art pieces, computer games, short movies, exhibitions or other promotional activities. All secondary school students are welcome to form teams and submit their proposals by 11 April 2016.
Members of the advisory committee of HK Electric's Education Fund will then select not more than 10 teams with the best proposals. Each team will receive seed money to a maximum of $50,000 for implementing these projects. HK Electric engineers will provide technical advice to the shortlisted teams as mentors. The best-performing groups will be awarded scholarships.
Another core element in this year's Smart Power Campaign is the "Happy Green Schools" label programme. Participating schools can enjoy a wide range of activities including visits to Lamma Power Station, Lamma Winds and Smart Power Centre; "Green Campus TV Training Classes" and social media training co-organised by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Jockey Club Media 21 (M21), as well as school talks and eco-tours.
To take the first step in understanding and experiencing a low carbon lifestyle, students attending the launching ceremony were taken onto a green adventure at HK Electric's Home Management Centre, Smart Power Centre and Electric Domestic Kitchen Centre. The "Outstanding Happy Green Schools" awards and "Green Channel" awards for last year were also presented to winning schools.
Continuing with the theme of "Be Green, Be Happy", the Smart Power Campaign has been promoting the smart use of electricity among the public and the younger generations since 2003. More than 520,000 members of the public have so far taken part in the campaign through various activities. The company will continue to spread green messages through its website, social media and a roving exhibition to be staged throughout the territory.
HK Electric's General Manager (Public Affairs) Ms. Mimi Yeung (centre),
General Manager (Corporate Development) Mr. T.C. Yee (3rd left) and
other members of the advisory committee of HK Electric's Education Fund roll out the Smart
Power Campaign 2016.
Awards for Smart Power Campaign
2015 are presented at the ceremony. Tai Po Old
Market Public School
wins the champion of the "Most Outstanding Happy Green Schools Award" with
their green inventions including the power generating sneakers and running tracks.
Students embark on their green adventures at HK
Electric's facilities to acquire more environmental knowledge.
Students also visit the HK Electric Home Management Centre to practice low
Student learns more
about energy-efficient equipments at the Smart Power Centre.
At the Electric Domestic
Kitchen Centre, students get to learn more about energy saving and low
carbon living in their daily life.
Trainer and adjudicator of the HK Electric x M21 Green Channel, former
journalist Mr. Alan Wong gives advices to students on how to produce a green