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 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.
Marsh Road Station Building adopts a green building concept
HK Electric's cable tunnel
The process of transmitting electricity from the power station to the load centres is termed 'Transmission', while the process for distributing electricity from the load centres to customer buildings is termed 'Distribution'.
HK Electric supplies electricity to Hong Kong and Lamma islands. Electricity is generated at Lamma Power Station and transmitted at very high voltage to various load centres via the transmission system. The network mainly comprises underground and submarine cables. At present, there are only a few overhead lines remaining in the system. In the major load centres where the transmission circuit ends, large capacity transformers are used to step down the voltage before distribution to customer substations.
Electricity is distributed at distribution substations on Hong Kong and Lamma islands. Distribution substations are equipped with remote control and monitoring facilities so that operation of switchgear and auxiliary equipment can be activated remotely from the System Control Centre. The use of underground cables in the transmission system ensures supply reliability even in inclement weather such as typhoon and is ideal for a densely loaded area like Hong Kong. In addition to burying the cables directly underground, cable tunnels have been built to accommodate the fluid-filled cable circuits, protecting our underground cables from adverse weather which in turn enhances our supply reliability.