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.
To encourage the public to support Hong Kong' s goal of achieving carbon neutrality, HK Electric has been organising numerous activities and competitions under its Happy Green Campaign along the theme of "Decarbonisation our New Mission" since 2021. A group of green champions were selected and recognised at a prize presentation ceremony held last Saturday (9 July).
The first group of winners were students from the tertiary institutions who joined the "Green Energy Dreams Come True" Competition in 2021/22. With the seed money from HK Electric, they turned their creative ideas into visible outcomes and showcased their journey of realising their green energy dreams.
The winning project from the Civil Engineering Department of The University of Hong Kong involved the design of a bus stop with solar panels and green walls, which helped reduce the impacts of air pollution and heat island effect on the environment of roadside bus stops.
Powered by solar energy, the innovative bus stop included a self-sustained water pump for the plants on the green wall. It also featured fans, an LED lighting system and mobile charging facilities serving passengers waiting for buses. The team also developed an app to monitor and report real-time data on air pollutants, temperature and humidity.
The 1st runner-up went to a team with members from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and City University of Hong Kong. They studied how the perovskite photovoltaic electrolysis system could be adopted to produce green and high purity hydrogen to promote the hydrogen economy in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong) team came third with their project researching the development of smart meters in Hong Kong and organising activities to promote smart meters to the public.
Now in its 6th year, the "Green Energy Dreams Come True" Competition has been extended to tertiary institutions for the first time this year, calling on young people to initiate innovation projects promoting energy efficiency, renewable and sustainable energy on campuses and among the community.
A total of seven projects received seed money of up to $50,000 each to implement their projects. Other than an additional prize money of $15,000, the winning team also won an invaluable internship opportunity at HK Electric.
Speaking at the award presentation ceremony, Mr. Bill Ho, General Manager of HK Electric was pleased to see the enthusiasm of tertiary students in protecting the environment. "The projects covered wide-ranging topics like renewable energy, green buildings, sustainability, smart city and decarbonisation technologies. While some were technical and highly applicable, others were more educational, all aimed at contributing to carbon neutrality in Hong Kong," said Mr. Ho.
"Apart from learning more about green energy, these students also had a chance to brush up their project management skills from planning, management, research through to the promotional side, bringing them fruitful experience in life planning," added Mr. Ho. "This year, we are happy to engage a guest judge from Cyberport who gave valuable advice on how to commercialise some of the projects through potential partnerships with start-ups."
Awards were also presented to 10 "Outstanding Happy Green Ambassadors" who formed a girl band for promoting decarbonisation. After receiving intensive training last year, they completed their mission of promoting decarbonisation in schools and the community both online and offline.
Awards also went to the three winners of the "Decarbonisation Get Set, Go!" online game held earlier to celebrate the launch of decorated pillar boxes in HK Electric' s supply network. The three KOLs from different generations creatively shared their decarbonisation tips through videos and photos. For more information about the game and the winners, please visit the campaign mini-site.
A total of 15 schools were also presented with the "Outstanding Happy Green Schools Awards" for their efforts in green education through academic and extra-curricular activities.
The Happy Green Campaign has been an anchor event under HK Electric's Education Fund. Through organising different activities throughout the year, the programme aimed at promoting energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy and a low carbon lifestyle to the general public and the younger generation.
In the past year, despite the pandemic, the campaign has reached over 80,000 people online and offline. The Happy Green School Network has also been expanded to 507 schools throughout the territory, with Happy Green Ambassadors nominated by schools to receive training in promoting green.
The "Green Energy Dreams Come True" Competition and the "Happy Green Schools and Ambassadors" programmes for the next academic year will be open for enrollment later this month. For more information, please visit HK Electric' s website www.hkelectric.com/happygreencampaign, and the campaign Facebook www.facebook.com/hkelectrichappygreencampaign. Interested parties may also call 3143 3727 or email email@example.com to find out more.
Results of “Green Energy Dreams Come True Competition 2021/22”
The University of Hong Kong
Innovative Green Wall Development in Urban Area
Design a solar-powered bus stop featuring a green wall structure that helps improve the environment of roadside bus stops in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & City University of Hong Kong
Hydrogen - A Big Step Towards Utopia
Study how the perovskite photovoltaic electrolysis system could be adopted to produce green and high purity hydrogen to promote hydrogen economy in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong)
Smart Meter Application in Grid
Research on the development of smart meters in Hong Kong and enhance public knowledge through promotional activities
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Green Energy in Future Cities - The Utilization of Piezoelectric Power in Railways and Bridges
Study the feasibility of harvesting piezoelectric power from vibration in the transportation system
Cutting-edge Carbon Reduction Technology of Buildings in Hong Kong
Combine different green technologies such as green walls and power generating tiles to reduce carbon footprint in buildings
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Decarbonisation by 2050 with Green Energy
Develop an educational board game to promote the awareness and understanding of using renewable energy in combating climate change
City University of Hong Kong
Production of ammonia by electrochemical nitrogen reduction reaction for hydrogen power
Fabricate a new catalyst to improve the efficiency of the less carbon-intensive ammonia production process – the electrochemical nitrogen reduction reaction
The seven teams from tertiary institutes shortlisted
for the "Green Energy Dreams Come True" Competition present to the adjudicators
the results and impacts of their projects.
The "Outstanding Happy Green Ambassadors" form
a girl band to promote decarbonisation and call for public support.
The three winners of the "Decarbonisation Get Set, Go!" online game join the "Outstanding Happy Green
Ambassadors" to promote low carbon actions.
All attending the ceremony show
their support of carbon neutrality and decarbonisaton with a "net-zero" gesture.