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.
Hotline: 2510 2701
Enquiry Email: SPCS@hkelectric.com
How is carbon emission from diesel generators compared with that from grid electricity supply?
In 2020, the carbon emission from electricity supplied via HK Electric's power grid is up to 60% lower than that from electricity generated by diesel generators. As HK Electric is progressively phasing out coal-fired generation units and switching to highly efficient gas-fired combined-cycle technology, use of grid electricity supply can reduce much more carbon emission.
In general, how long does it take to arrange for temporary power supply from application to actual provision?
The lead time required depends on the need and complexity of excavation work required for cable laying. In general, it will take around 3 to 6 months. Customers are highly recommended to contact HK Electric (hotline 2510 2701 or email SPCS@hkelectric.com) as early as possible (e.g. when planning for submission to the Buildings Department) to discuss the temporary supply arrangement.
What factors should be considered when evaluating if a temporary power supply is sufficient for the entire construction life cycle?
- Peak power demand throughout the construction life cycle derived from the major electric construction equipment (e.g. tower cranes) to be used in different construction phases and their power rating.
- Tentative commencement and closing date of temporary power supply.
- Account ownership of the temporary power supply and arrangements for sharing out the electricity expenses among the developer and contractors.
Which tariff plan is applicable to the temporary power supply for construction sites?
Construction site may opt for Non-Residential Tariff or Maximum Demand Tariff (Please refer to the Useful Information for details). Based on the estimated electricity consumption pattern, HK Electric will help customers evaluate which tariff plan is more favourable for their construction site operation.
Can the temporary power arrangement for construction sites earns credit points for green building certification of BEAM-Plus?
According to the assessment under the BEAM Plus New Buildings, measures to reduce site emissions can earn credits under the Integrated Design and Construction Management – Green Construction Practices. For details, please refer to the BEAM Plus New Buildings.
How is temporary power supply arranged?
For typical power demands of 3-phase 400 A or below, HK Electric will provide construction sites with stable and reliable electricity supplies via low-voltage cables and weatherproof enclosures to replace temporary diesel generators. A maximum of two low-voltage cable supply points each of 3-phase can be arranged according to customer's need (i.e. a total capacity of 3-phase 800 A).
For power demands above 3-phase 800 A, HK Electric will provide construction sites with stable and reliable electricity supplies via pre-fabricated modular transformer pillars to replace temporary diesel generators.