Press Release

14th edition of CEM Energy Fun Fair promotes better usage of energy by applying smart technology

Macau, 23 October 2016

CEM hosted today the 14th edition of Energy Fun Fair at Tap Seac Square from 11:00am to 4:30pm. Collaborative parties included Civic Municipal Affairs Bureau, Youth and Education Affairs Bureau and Energy Sector Development Office. Over 500 students representing 15 local secondary schools took part in the event and thousands of children and students had a fun time. With the theme “Smart energy, better use of resources”, the event aimed at promoting better usage of energy by applying smart technology and using renewable energies so as to enhance awareness of treasuring earth resources, conserving energy and protecting the environment.

The event was organized in a competition basis and school teams entered three distinct contests, the “Best Booth Design Contest”, in which students took the challenge to design a game booth for the public’s learning and interaction; the “Recycled Art Piece Contest”, where students had to create an art piece by using solely recycling electrical components; and the “Talents Contest”, where students had to perform on stage showing their abilities and creativity for entertainment of the audience. Schools also formed cheering groups to support their participating teams providing a more vivid atmosphere to the Fair. A special exhibition was displayed at the venue this year to showcase the winning entries of the ‘Building Blocks Competition’ launched by CEM from July to September, targeted to primary and secondary school students with the objective of enhancing the interest and knowledge of Macau’s students about CEM’s premises and operations. Winners were awarded during the Closing Ceremony.

Another attraction brought by CEM was a special booth setup showcasing some of CEM operational staff’s fucntions, such as electrician, meter reader and emergency team. Children had the opportunity to learn how their daily routine work is, plus had the chance to wear their unique uniforms and safety tools and take photos for future memory and inspiration.

All children up to 16 years old got the opportunities to play at the game booths and win fantastic prizes throughout the day, including a Power Boy watch, recycling bags, Power Buddies cable-holders, and many more. On top of this, they got the chances to win one ´ iPad mini 4´ or ‘Hong Kong Disneyland 1-day ticket and round-trip jetfoil tickets for two’ in a lucky draw took place at the Closing Ceremony.

The Closing Ceremony was held at 5:00pm, with guests of honor including Andy Lei, Consultant Senior Technician of the Energy Sector Development Office, Wong Kin Mou, Chief of Department of Research and Educational Resources of Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Vong Io Chou, Head of Division of Urban Facilities of Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau, Wong Kai Man, Senior Technician of Environmental Protection Bureau, Vong Kok Seng, President of CEM Customer Liaison Committee, Benjamin Yue, Principal Advisor to CEM Executive Committee, Iun Iok Meng, Advisor to CEM Executive Committee and Charles Leong, Director of the Association of CEM & SAAM Workers.

Benjamin Yue said in his speech “We are pleased to have the continuous support of the community and to know that our messages are well received and widely spread across”, and “CEM aims to stay close with our community and enhance the interest and the knowledge of the citizens, especially the youngsters, in a fun and educational way, about electricity and its efficient and safe use, so that more and more people can play an active role in energy conservation and environmental protection”.

Prizes for the several competitions were announced during the Closing Ceremony. The top five winning schools of the “Best Booth Design Contest” were: 1st place, Kwong Tai Middle School, 2nd place, Fong Chong School of Taipa, 3rd place, Sacred Heart Canossian College - Chinese Section, 4th place, Sacred Heart Canossian College - English Section and 5th place, Yuet Wah College - Chinese Section, winning respectively MOP5,000, MOP4,000, MOP3,000, MOP2,000 and MOP1,000 and a trophy; the top five winning schools of the “Talents Contest” were: 1st place, Santa Rosa de Lima College - English Section, 2nd place, Sacred Heart Canossian College - English Section, 3rd place, Fong Chong School of Taipa, 4th place, Pui Ching Middle School and 5th place, Sacred Heart Canossian College - Chinese Section, winning respectively MOP3,000, MOP2,500, MOP2,000, MOP1,500 and MOP1,000 and a trophy; the top five winning schools of the “Recycled Art Piece Contest” were: 1st place, Tong Sin Tong Middle School, 2nd place, Kwong Tai Middle School, 3rd place, Sacred Heart Canossian College - English Section, 4th place, The Workers’ Children High School and 5th place, Fong Chong School of Taipa, winning respectively MOP3,000, MOP2,500, MOP2,000, MOP1,500 and MOP1,000 and a trophy.

Sacred Heart Canossian College - English Section, Santa Rosa de Lima College - English Section and Sacred Heart Canossian College - Chinese Section were chosen by the public as the top three winning schools of the “My Favorite Booth”, winning respectively MOP2,000, MOP1,000 and MOP500 and a trophy. Finally, the top three winning schools of the “Best Cheering Group” were Fong Chong School of Taipa, Santa Rosa de Lima College - English Section and Sacred Heart Canossian College - English Section, winning respectively MOP2,000, MOP1,000 and MOP500. Lucky winners of “My Favorite Booth Voting” were Wong Xio Man winning one ‘iPad mini 4’, and Leong Hoi In winning ‘Hong Kong Disneyland 1-day ticket and round-trip jetfoil tickets for two’.

School performances were scored by an invited panel of professional judges representing Civic and Municipal Affair Bureau, Youth and Education Affairs Bureau, Environmental Protection Bureau, General Residents Association of Macau, Macau Federation of Trade Unions, Women’s General Association of Macau, Industrial Association of Macau, Macau Trade and Land Development Association, The Chinese Educators Association of Macao, Macau Institute of Engineers, Macau Association of Consumers of Public Utility Companies, Macau Electromechanics Professionals Association, Macau Construction Association, Consumer Council, CEM & SAAM Workers Association and CEM Management. The participating schools in this years’ edition included The Workers’ Children High School, Sacred Heart Canossian College (Chinese Section), Colégio Diocesano de São José (2 & 3), Pooi To Middle School, Pui Ching Middle School, Fong Chong School of Taipa, Sacred Heart Canossian College (English Section), Ling Nan Middle School, Macau Baptist College, Kwong Tai Middle School, Macau Kung Luen Vocational & Technical Middle School, Yuet Wah College (Chinese Section), Millennium Secondary School, Santa Rosa de Lima College (English Section) and Tong Sin Tong Middle School.