Press Release

600 secondary students and teachers gathered at CEM Coloane Power Station to compete for ‘Solar & Capacitance Model Car Races and Windmill Rotor Design Competition’

Macau, 11 October, 2015

Further to the success of hosting ‘Solar Car & Capacitance Model Car Races’ at Coloane Power Station in the past two years, Companhia de Electricidade de Macau – CEM, S.A. (CEM) in collaboration with the Macau Youth Federation, the General Association of Chinese Students of Macau and the Youth Center of Macau Federation of Trade Unions, and the technical support of Hong Kong Technology & Renewable Energy Events (HK TREE) organized today the 3rd edition of the Races, this time adding a new competition element, the ‘Windmill Rotor Design Competition’. 600 from F1 to F6 grades students and teachers, formed 99 teams in representation of 23 schools participated in the three competitions.

Students participating in the ‘Solar & Capacitance Model Car Races’ were required to design and make their own model cars, while students participating in the ‘Windmill Rotor Design Competition’ were required to design and make windmill blades out of disposable plastic water bottles on spot to be installed in a wind generator to produce energy. Through this competition CEM aimed to enhance Macau students’ consciousness and recognition of the usage of renewable energy, as well as contribute to improve their scientific and technical knowledge and interest in the field. It is crucial that students understand the important role renewable energy plays in our daily lives, and the small actions we all can do to protect the environment.

Total there were 52 teams in ‘Solar Model Car Race’, 34 teams in ‘Capacitance Model Car Race’, and 13 teams in ‘Windmill Rotor Design Competition’. Besides the participating students and teachers, over 100 visitors, also in representation of the 23 schools, had the chance to join and witness the great atmosphere of the event. The 23 secondary schools participating included Portuguese School of Macau, Escola Luso-Chinesa Técnico-Profissional, Tong Sin Tong Secondary School, Pui Ching Secondary School, Pui Va Secondary School, Pui Tou Secondary School, Escola Secundária Técnico-Profissional da Associação Geral dos Operários, Kwong Tai Secondary School, Xin Hua Secondary School, Fong Chong Secondary School (Taipa), Estrela do Mar Secondary School, Cham Son Secondary School, Escola de Aplicação Anexa à Universidade de Macau, Hou Kong Secondary School, Yuet Wah College - Chinese Section, Yuet Wah - English Section, Sacred Heart Canossian College - Chinese Section, Sacred Heart Canossian College - English Section, Colégio de Santa Rosa de Lima - Chinese Section, Colégio Diocesano de São José 5 - English Section, Colégio Diocesano de São José 5 - Chinese Section, Keang Peng Secondary School and Macau Anglican College.

Benjamin Yue, Principal Advisor to CEM Executive Committee, said in his speech during the prizes presentation ceremony, “I and CEM colleagues feel much honored to receive all these students at our Coloane Power Station. I am especially impressed with all their hard work, and I am pleased to testimony such enthusiasm and great atmosphere among all the participants. As from CEM, we believe that this initiative is a great contribution to enhance the youngsters’ awareness on the conservation of our precious environment’.

After rounds of fierce competition, final results were: ‘The Best Model Car Design Award” was won by Colégio Diocesano de São José 5 - Chinese Section, received MOP1,000 and one trophy.

“The Overall Fastest Lap Award” was won by Colégio de Santa Rosa de Lima – Chinese Section, who received MOP1,000 and one trophy. Top three teams of “CEM Windmill Rotor Design Competition” were Colégio de Santa Rosa de Lima – Chinese Section (Champion), Colégio Yuet Wah – English Section (1st Runner-up), and Escola Hou Kong (2nd Runner-up) and received MOP1,500, MOP1,000, and MOP500 respectively, and a trophy.

Top five winning teams of “CEM Capacitance Model Car Race” were Sacred Heart Canossian College - Chinese Section (Champion), Estrela do Mar Secondary School (1st Runner-up), Yuet Wah College - Chinese Section (2nd Runner-up), Yuet Wah College - English Section (3rd Runner-up) and Pui Va Secondary School (4th Runner-up) and received MOP2,000, MOP1,500, MOP1,000, MOP800 and MOP500 respectively, and a trophy for the top three teams.

Top five teams of “CEM Solar Model Car Race” were Sacred Heart Canossian College - Chinese Section (Champion), Escola Secundária Técnico-Profissional da Associação Geral dos Operários de Macau (1st Runner-up), Colégio Diocesano de São José 5 – English Section (2nd Runner-up), Escola Xin Hua (3rd Runner-up), and Colégio Diocesano de São José 5 – Chinese Section (4th Runner-up) and received MOP3,000, MOP2,000, MOP1,000, MOP800 and MOP500 respectively, and a trophy for the top three schools.

Top three winners of both ‘Solar Model Car Race’ and ‘Capacitance Model Car Race’ will represent Macau to compete in the “Hong Kong TREE 2015”, which is going to be held at the HK Science & Technology Parks on 31 October.

Attending honorable guests included Wong Kin Mou, Chief of Department of Research and Educational Resources of Youth & Education Affairs Bureau, Maverick Luk, Chairman of Hong Kong Technology & Renewable Energy Events, Kou Ngon Seng, Vice President of Macau Youth Federation, Wong Man Ying, Vice President of the Executive Committee of General Association of Chinese Students of Macau, Leong Sun Iok, Vice President of the Macau Federation of Trade Unions, Iun Iok Meng, Advisor to CEM Executive Committee, Edmond Etchri, CEM Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Office Senior Manager, Cecilia Nip, CEM Communications and Public Affairs Office Senior Manager, and Jason Leng, CEM Generation Department Generation Production Unit Coloane B Power Station Senior Engineer.