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Come Experience Smartness at Our "Smart Power Gallery"

8 Apr 2019

HK Electric has stepped up its promotion of the smart use of power and renewable energy by opening up a venue for the public to learn and experience everything first-hand.

The "Smart Power Gallery", located in Possession Street, Sheung Wan, is well-equipped with multimedia displays, interactive games and space for STEAM* workshops. Once HK Electric's pay-in centre, the new facility now showcases information about renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate change and Smart City, as well as the Company’s history and development.

Managing Director of HK Electric, Mr. Wan Chi-tin, took a group of students on a guided tour there earlier, sharing his smart energy tips while introducing the numerous displays there.

"We hope to make the displays interesting and easy to follow so that people of all age groups would be able to understand the importance of 'smart power' and be inspired to step up efforts to protect the environment, help combat climate change and join hands to transform Hong Kong into a low carbon Smart City," Mr. Wan said.

Mr. Wan also joined the senior students in a STEAM workshop to help make wind turbine models before trying out the various interactive games with the junior students. The young visitors all agreed that the visit had enhanced their understanding of renewable energy and what a Smart City really needed.

The "Smart Power Gallery" comprises five storeys with the ground floor theme highlighting "The Power behind Hong Kong" and introduces HK Electric's increasing use of gas for generating power to reduce carbon emissions. The history of the Company and other information about its power systems are also featured.

The first floor shows various types of renewable energy -- their strengths and limitations. There is also an interactive game for visitors to experience the basics of solar energy.

The second floor is dedicated to what constitutes a "Smart City". Some of the displays include "Internet of Things" sensors to monitor the safety of the elderly at home and smart living options such as online reservation for charging electric vehicles.

Also displayed on this floor are applications and products provided by different startup smart technology firms that are related to smart living. Visitors will be able to understand how various new technologies can be applied to business operations or in everyday life. These displays will be updated from time to time.

The third floor introduces the suite of four funds and three schemes under "Smart Power Services" provided by HK Electric. Different types of photovoltaic panels are also on display for customers to choose the solutions best suited to their needs and requirements.

The fourth floor is a venue for HK Electric to engage visitors in discussions and to hold gatherings or workshops.

Members of the public are most welcome to visit or book guided tours. Schools and organisations wishing to make appointments for tours or STEAM workshops may apply via the following website:

Address: 10-12 Possession Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)

Charge: Free

Booking of guided tour: www.hkelectric.com/SPG-en

Enquiries: 2843 3228

Email: SPG@hkelectric.com

* STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics.

These students are one of the first groups to experience a "smart power" journey at the new facility.

These students are one of the first groups to experience a "smart power" journey at the new facility.

Donning the "Smart Power Ambassador" uniform, Mr. Wan Chi-tin, explains to the young visitors how HK Electric maintains a high reliability in power supply.

Donning the "Smart Power Ambassador" uniform, Mr. Wan Chi-tin, explains to the young visitors how HK Electric maintains a high reliability in power supply.

Mr. Wan introduces the various types of renewable energy and the Feed-in-Tariff scheme that promotes its development.

Mr. Wan introduces the various types of renewable energy and the Feed-in-Tariff scheme that promotes its development.

Mr. Wan joins the students in an interactive game to remove obstacles and collect solar energy.

Mr. Wan joins the students in an interactive game to remove obstacles and collect solar energy.

Mr. Wan Chi-tin guides the students in a STEAM workshop on making wind turbine models.

Mr. Wan Chi-tin guides the students in a STEAM workshop on making wind turbine models.

Mr. Wan Chi-tin guides the students in a STEAM workshop on making wind turbine models.

Mr. Wan Chi-tin guides the students in a STEAM workshop on making wind turbine models.

"Smart Power Gallery" was once a pay-in centre of the Company and its renovation is completed earlier this year.

"Smart Power Gallery" was once a pay-in centre of the Company and its renovation is completed earlier this year.

"Smart Power Gallery" is well-equipped with multimedia displays and interactive games with dedicated themes for each floor.

"Smart Power Gallery" is well-equipped with multimedia displays and interactive games with dedicated themes for each floor.

"Smart Power Gallery" is well-equipped with multimedia displays and interactive games with dedicated themes for each floor.

"Smart Power Gallery" is well-equipped with multimedia displays and interactive games with dedicated themes for each floor.