Press Release

CEM Customer Liaison Committee Departures for Hong Kong to visit Smart Grid Experience Centre

Macao, 27 October 2011

Today a 33-member delegation of CEM and its Customer Liaison Committee (CLC) visit the Smart Grid Experience Centre and the Energy Efficiency Exhibition Centre of CLP Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP Power) at Shamshuipo in the morning and the Eco Expo Asia at the the AsiaWorld-Expo in the afternoon. The delegation is led by Vong Kok Seng, CLC President and Vice-President of Board of Directors of Macao Chamber of Commerce; Lei Chi Fong, CLC Vice President and President of Macao Goldsmith’s Guild; Iun Iok Meng, CLC Vice President and Advisor to CEM Executive Committee.

Smart grid is a popular topic in the global power industry nowadays. The widespread application of various advanced technologies in power grid is guiding the future development direction of power grid. The smart grid incorporates reliable and efficient infrastructures and intelligent systems and installations, along with advanced monitoring and management solutions. By using a variety of sophisticated technologies, the smart grid will support renewable generation and utilization, strengthen power grid stability and allow for clients to engage more actively in energy saving planning and demand side management.

The Smart Grid Experience Centre of CLP Power was opened in June this year. It is the first exhibition and education facility of its kind in Hong Kong. CEM organized CLC members to visit the Centre, with the aim to help them understand the features and benefits of smart grid and show the latest smart grid-specific technology and development, so as to raise recognition of smart grid by all sectors.

The delegation also visited the Energy Efficiency Exhibition Center of CLP Power. The Center, occupying 2,000 square feet, exhibits the latest energy efficiency measures in industrial and commercial sector, which are divided into wind, electricity, heat, work, education, exhibition and cooking, and include fresh fan, power frequency converter, electric hot water pump, simulated industrial automation production line, city power consumption situation, exhibition hall, power kitchen reality demonstration, etc.

In addition, the delegation visited the 6th International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection at AsiaWorld-Expo in the afternoon. The trade fair has attracted over 260 domestic and international exhibitors to display a series of environmental protection technologies, which are designed to lower carbon intensity in different links of the supply chain, from low-carbon production, carbon emissions during storage to terminal users’ energy efficiency, in a bid to promote the development of low-carbon economy. The visit will enable committee members to learn about the environmental protection concepts initiated by different countries, as well as improve their awareness of environmental protection, which is conducive to promoting the sustainable development of Macao’s power industry in the future.

Established in 2000, CLC is devoted to strengthening the communication and liaison between CEM and the customers, so as to enhance the transparency of CEM. Meanwhile, by playing the role of a bridge, CLC reflects the demands of different industries and different customer bases. Besides regular meetings, CEM also organized visits to neighboring regions to allow members to increase awareness of the power industry. CLC visited Shenzhen BYD Company Limited, Shanghai World Expo and Zhongshan Le Qun Electric Bus Charging Station in recent years.

Delegation members also include: Lei Kuong Chi, Vice-President of Association of Property Agents and Realty Developers of Macau; Wu Kin Wai, President of Macau Entertainment & Service Association; Leong Meng Ian, Taipa Office Deputy Director of Macau Federation of Trade Unions; Chan Veng Iun, Vice-President of Macau Association of Consumers of Public Utility Companies; Ada Chan, Vice-President of the Women’s General Association of Macau; Mak Man Sun, Vice-President of Macau Association of Building Contractors and Developers; Choi Kam Fu, Standing Director of Macau Federation of Trade Unions; Cheang Io Tung, President of Macao Electromechanics Professionals Association; Tang Kuok Meng, Vice-President of Macau General Association of Real Estate; Andy Tam, Standing Director of Macau Construction Association; Billy Chan, Senior Manager of CEM Network Operation & Maintenance Department; Cecilia Nip, Senior Manager of CEM Communications and Public Affairs Office. Other CEM representatives include: Charles Leong, Lam Ion Chong, Jane Leong, Uman Cheang, Jerry Lou, Yuen Kin Tong, Dave Leong, Chris Chao, Eva Ng, Lawrence Sun, Jaclyn Iun, Au Ieong Kong Meng and Emily Cheong.