[HK Electric] HK Electric Partners with Construction Industry to Reduce Emissions with "Smart Power for Construction Site" Service

HK Electric has launched a new one-stop "Smart Power for Construction Site" service to help construction sites attain zero carbon emissions by replacing diesel generators with a timely and adequate grid electricity supply. 

Grid electricity supply completely avoids the impacts of air and noise pollution from diesel generators on site personnel and the neighbourhood. When compared to using diesel generators, adopting grid supply can cut up to 60% of carbon emissions, reducing the carbon footprint throughout the construction life-cycle, while saving over 50% of energy expenses. 

HK Electric’s professional team will handle all the construction site electricity supply matters and may start arranging for temporary power supply and planning for permanent supply as early as developers submit plans to the Buildings Department. The team will facilitate seamless power supply and electricity account arrangement, from meter disconnection and service removal before demolition through to providing a temporary power supply for construction and a permanent supply when the new development is completed. Other Smart Power Services are on offer to help enhance energy efficiency, and facilitate wider use of renewable energy and electric vehicles to further reduce carbon and air pollutant emissions from construction sites. 

For more details, please visit the dedicated webpage on HK Electric website.


For typical power demands of 3-phase 400A or below, HK Electric will power construction sites via low-voltage cables and weatherproof enclosures.  A maximum of two low-voltage cable supply points each of 3-phase can be arranged according to customers’ need (i.e. a total capacity of 3-phase 800A).

For power demands above 3-phase 800A, HK Electric will serve construction sites with stable and reliable electricity supplies via pre-fabricated modular transformer pillars.


On top of its efforts in combating climate change and encouraging customers to cut carbon emissions, HK Electric has been supporting the sustainable development of Hong Kong with safe, reliable, clean and affordable electricity. In its Sustainability Report 2020, the Company explains how it has managed to forge ahead with its stakeholders despite the hardship arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights of the year are:

  • Commissioned a new gas-fired unit, bringing the gas-fired generation ratio to about 50% while making good progress with the construction of another two new gas-fired units;
  • Achieved a new supply reliability record of over 99.9999% and commenced a full-scale smart meter deployment plan;
  • Implemented emergency response measures to protect its employees and ensure business continuity, and launched relief measures for people and businesses experiencing hardship during the pandemic;
  • Established a Board-level Sustainability Committee and formalised the Company’s Sustainability Framework; and
  • Received the “Hanson Grand Retro-commissioning (Implementation) Award” under the Government’s Energy Saving Championship Scheme.
Looking ahead, HK Electric will render its full support to the Government on the best way forward to achieve carbon neutrality and will maintain a close dialogue with its stakeholders to ensure the energy needs of the society will continue to be met.