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.
Being a world-class electricity supplier in Hong Kong for more than 130 years, HK Electric is the ideal energy partner for data centres set for Hong Kong Island. In support of the development of Hong Kong as a data hub and smart city, HK Electric provides a one-stop service to assist industry practitioners in establishing data centres and decarbonising their operation throughout their life cycle.
Reliable Power Supply
As a vertically integrated power utility, HK Electric is the sole electricity provider to more than 580,000 commercial and residential customers on Hong Kong Island and Lamma Island. HK Electric has been achieving a supply reliability of over 99.999%, a world-class standard maintained since 1997.
Power Supply Arrangement Matching Data Centre Tiers
Data centres are in general categorised into 4 tiers depending on the availability of services which hinges on its design including the power supply arrangement. HK Electric can provide dual power supplies from different substations to meet the highest-tier data centre requirement. Above-ground power supply can also be arranged to address concern about flooding.
Decarbonising Data Centres
To help achieve Hong Kong's carbon neutrality target, data centre industry practitioners are encouraged to reduce the carbon emissions in the life cycle of data centres from design and construction, procurement, management, operation and maintenance, through to disposal as far as possible. For data centres planned for industrial buildings/lots, an Energy Saving Plan together with applications for the Government's concessionary scheme (please refer to Useful Information for more details) should be submitted. HK Electric provides a suite of
Smart Power Services that helps industry practitioners devise and implement the Energy Saving Plan.
The Prime Location for Data Centres – Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong has one of the world's most sophisticated and advanced telecommunications infrastructure connected with 11 regional and trans-Pacific submarine cable systems. Three out of the 8 Cable Landing Stations and 3 main data centre clusters are located on Hong Kong Island.
Land Use Zones for Data Centres
Data centre is classified as "Information Technology and Telecommunications Industries" (IT&T industries) use which are "Column 1" use (permitted as of right) in the following zones of Outline Zoning Plan (OZP):
For scenarios other than the above, proposed data centre use will require approval of planning permission application or application for amendment to the OZP from the Town Planning Board. For OZPs of Hong Kong Island, please visit
Statutory Planning Portal of the Town Planning Board (go to Index > Hong Kong). For further details, please refer to the "Development of Data Centres in Hong Kong (OGCIO)" in the
Using Industrial Buildings/Lots for Data Centres
Owners of industrial buildings, located in "Industrial", "Commercial" or "Other Specified Uses (Business)" zones, may apply for a special waiver for changing parts of eligible industrial buildings into data centre use at nil waiver fee (as illustrated in the graphic below). For further details, please refer to the "Development of Data Centres in Hong Kong (OGCIO)" in the
Hotline 2510 2701