In view of that the communal electrical installations in many buildings in Macau have potential safety hazards due to a long-term lack of regular and proper maintenance and repairs, CEM shareholders contributed MOP30 million in 2020 to establish a one-off “Safety Upgrade Subsidy Program for Communal Electrical Installations in Low-rise Aging Buildings”. The program will subsidize the upgrade of communal electrical installations in low-rise aging buildings with immediate danger to eliminate potential safety hazards.
CEM will leverage its professional knowledge and ethics to conduct assessment and screen eligible buildings for the subsidy under the principle of fairness, impartiality and rigor. As this program will take the protection of public safety as principle, the priority will be given to high-risk cases with immediate electrical hazards as well as buildings in low-lying areas that are affected by storm surges or classified as not complying with CEM’s existing technical specifications.
The upgrade will improve the dilapidated communal electrical installations and enhance electrical safety, as well as reduce the risk of damage to electrical installations in low-lying areas due to flooding.
The scope includes the building’s communal electrical installations (main collective panel, meter box, main collective line and CCL).
The scope of the subsidy only covers the building’s communal electrical installations. The part from behind-the-meter to customers’ premises and any end-use electrical equipment in the building are not included.
The subsidy limit for each building is 80% of the overall project cost. The remaining 20% will be borne by property owners.
Once a building has been assessed as eligible, CEM will send invitation letters to its property owners.
Please click below to enquire the “List of eligible buildings”. Information will be updated from time to time.
“Declaration of Consent” must be signed by property owners of more than half share of the building before the program can be approved and carried out. The share of a building is based on the building’s ownership registry issued by Housing Bureau (IHM).
This is a one-off program. The MOP30 million fund will automatically cease and will not continue once it is used up. In this case, you will not be able to participate again.
The Program is expected to last for 3 years. CEM is now gradually assessing and screening eligible buildings. The list of eligible buildings will be continuously updated on CEM website. Owners who have not received an invitation letter while the building is eligible can also inquire with CEM. After assessment, CEM will issue an invitation letter to the building concerned.
Property owners of the building will jointly bear 20% of the overall project cost, and each owner only needs to pay for their property occupied share. The remaining 80% will be paid by CEM.
Before the project starts, representative of the contractor will collect the relevant cost door-to-door. Residents can also learn about the payment method through the confirmation letter issued by CEM.
It generally takes 6 to 9 months from submission of building plans and application for license to project completion. On-site construction works take about 1 week.
By participating this program, the upgrade project will be carried out by contractors commissioned by CEM only.
In general, only 1 day of power interruption for the construction works is required. If more than 1 day is involved, contractor will discuss with property owners in advance.
When the upgrade is completed, contractor will issue a Declaration of Completion form to owners and a one-year warranty period will be started. If there are any defects or damages caused by poor quality materials or workmanship in construction, the contractor will be responsible to repair.
Communal electrical installations in buildings are collectively owned by property owners. All construction-related works and warranty shall be borne by Contractor. Upon project completion and confirmation of acceptance by building representative, the maintenance and repair of the relevant installations are responsible by property owners.