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 Clean Energy Fund today extended its coverage to include kindergartens in its $1.22 million promotion of renewable energy (RE) programmes. Eight kindergartens will start their RE projects on campus in the coming year to sow green seeds in the hearts of children through fun.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony of HK Electric Clean Energy Fund 2011/2012, Managing Director of HK Electric, Mr. Tso Kai-sum said he was delighted to see the inclusion of kindergartens as he welcomed the "learning through play" method of encouraging children to protect the environment.
"Kindergartens can introduce green education more systematically through our sponsorship. To promote environmental awareness in children helps build a sustainable future for Hong Kong," Mr. Tso added.
One kindergarten will install solar panels to power games that show students how the sun helps to generate electricity. Another will set up a greenhouse with solar panels to power an electric food waste decomposer. Students could learn the benefits of RE through personal experience of growing vegetables using fertilizers produced from food waste.
Mr. Tso said there was a record 77 applications this year and the number of awards has more than doubled to 26. They include two special schools – SAHK Ko Fook Iu Memorial School and Hong Chi Morninghope School, Tuen Mun.
To encourage diversification and creativity, the Fund this year also welcomes projects on the making of education kits of RE and educational activities to promote low carbon living. These include a St Paul's Co-educational College student's plan to produce biodiesel from used coffee powder, and a Hong Kong University students' proposal to use mini-hydropower for farming in Southeast Asia. Mr Tso described them as "special and commendable".
The Fund has since 2006 sponsored 86 RE projects for different school levels. To enhance these activities, HK Electric today also launched a web-based platform, "Clean Energy．iShare", for the education sector to share knowledge and experience on the subject. Other activities including visits and school talks will be co-organised with the Environmental Division and Young Members Committee of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. For details, please visit: http://www.cleanenergyfund.hk/
The Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services, Mr. Stephen Chan who also addressed the ceremony said the projects sponsored by the Fund not only brought about interesting and daily-life learning experience to students in Hong Kong, but also built up a passion for and understanding of environmental conservation and RE. These efforts, he said, would eventually become a motivation for promotion of the RE development. He commended HK Electric for assisting schools proactively to provide resources for teachers and students to realize their green visions.
In addition to promoting RE in schools, HK Electric continues to increase the use of RE in power generation. The largest solar power system in Hong Kong, located at Lamma Power Station, has generated over 730,000 units of electricity so far. The Company is expanding the capacity of the system to 1MW by early next year. Progress has also been made at its offshore wind farm project with wind monitoring work to start by the end of this year. The wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2015.
The list of projects receiving the HK Electric Clean Energy Fund this year is as follows:
Tsung Tsin Primary School and Kindergarten
Clean Energy Playground
BGCAHK Cheerland Kindergarten (Wanchai)
Happy Green House
Anfield International Kindergarten
Tsing Yi Trade Association Tin Shui Wai Kindergarten
Simple Life Start at Home
HK Council CCC Fuk Yau Kindergarten
Environmental Protection begins with Children
PLK Cheung Poon Mei Yee Kindergarten
Refreshing the Green Environment
Islamic Pok Oi Kindergarten
Learning Low Carbon Life
Tsing Yi Trade Association Shek Yam Kindergarten
Demonstrating a Low Carbon Life
Tsang Mui Millennium School
Aquaponics System on the Roof of School
Wong Tai Sin Government Primary School
Low Carbon and Environmental Pioneers
St. Edward's Catholic Primary School
Alternative Solar Energy - Thermoelectric Generator
Shanghai Alumni Primary School
Reduce Carbon for Tomorrow @ SAPS
PLK Wong Wing Shu Primary School
Exploring Renewable Energy
CCC Chuen Yuen Second Primary School
Chuen Yuen Fruitful Corner
Lok Sin Tong Yeung Chung Ming Primary School
Learn More about Low Carbon and RE
TWGH Tang Shiu Kin Primary School
Power Generation by Cycling and Environmental Protection Promotion Campaign
CMA Secondary School
Kowloon True Light Middle School
RE - Application of Solar Energy
St. Paul's Co-educational College
Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Secondary School
Fuel Cell Car Design Competition for Primary School Students
Madam Lau Kam Lung Secondary School of MFBM
Sustainable Food Chain Programme
DMHC Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School
Solar Powered Tricycle
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Green Art Science
SAHK Ko Fook Iu Memorial School
Keep Future Illuminated (KFI)
Hong Chi Morninghope School, Tuen Mun
Living a Green Life
The University of Hong Kong
Mini-hydropower Technologies Designed for Rural Villages in the Developing World
A total of 26 schools, including eight kindergartens, receive funding from HK Electric Clean Energy Fund to promote renewable energy on school campus. Managing Director of HK Electric, Mr. Tso Kai-sum (centre), is delighted to see the inclusion of kindergartens in the Fund and welcomes the "learning through play" method of encouraging children to protect the environment.
The Fund has since 2006 sponsored renewable energy projects in 77 schools with a total funding of more than $6 million. Mr. Tso (third from left) said a web-based platform, "Clean Energy．iShare", is launched today for the education sector to share knowledge and experience.
This year the Fund has received a recordnumber of 77 applications and awards havemore than doubled to 26, including eightkindergartens and two special schools.
At the award presentation ceremony, kindergarten kids impress upon the audience by introducing their school projects in Putonghua, Cantonese and English.
Two primary school students show how their school will set up a solar-powered aquaponics system to grow vegetables and rear fish.
Students from St Paul's Co-educational College have initiated a project to produce biodiesel from used coffee powder.
CMA Secondary School uses a robot to introduce its project that aims to promote the characteristics of renewable energy.