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CEM holds Seminar for electromechanical engineering industry to strengthen communication

1 April 2019, Macau

In a bid to strengthen the communication, liaison with the electromechanical engineering industry and enhance customer service quality and work efficiency, CEM has been organizing seminars for the electromechanical engineering industry annually since 2014. CEM recently invited Macau Association of Building Contractors and Developers, Macau Electrical & Macau Electromechanics Professionals Association and Macau Construction Association to attend a seminar at CEM Building to introduce “Measures for optimizing customers’ power installations in low-lying areas” and “Revision of power supply standards”.

Representatives of associations attending the Seminar included Macau Association of Building Contractors and Developers’ President of General Assembly Lau Veng Seng, Vice-president of Board of Directors Ho Weng Pio and Kuan Veng; Macau Electromechanics Professionals Association’s Director Cheang Io Tung, Deputy Directors Lei Sai Chun and Tai Meng Hong; Macau Construction Association’s Council-Vice President Danny Lei and Standing Member Andy Tam. They were warmly received by Advisor to CEM Executive Committee Iun Iok Meng; CEM Customer Services Department Director Jane Leong; CEM Transmission and Distribution Department Director Billy Chan and CEM Regulatory Affairs and Corporate Communications Office Director Cecilia Nip.

At the Seminar, Freddie Tang, Technical Services Management Senior Engineer of CEM Customer Services Department introduced “Measures for optimizing customers’ power installations in low-lying areas”. In recent years, frequent typhoons and flooding have caused severe damages to power installations in low-lying areas. In addition to introducing a series of measures to improve the power network to resist flooding, CEM also recommends customers of low-lying areas to take necessary measures to ensure the safety of power installations after flooding. Related measures include installing flood barriers, strengthening the sealing of cable inlets, installing flood alarm systems, installing pumps, raising up customers’ power installations and etc. Freddie Tang introduced the appropriate location, technical requirements and related procedures for raising up customers’ power installations. CEM will provide technical support and temporary power supply for related projects.

James Kuong, Customer Substation & Electricity Connection Engineer of CEM Transmission and Distribution Department explained the “Revision of power supply standards”. Due to the changing of energy consumption patterns, public’s demand of power supply, electrified homes and popularization of instant electric water heaters, CEM revised the power supply standards in 2018. The revised standards are closer to the power demand of the users’ living and business activities. It reduce the necessary to modify the public power installation of buildings and improve the overall planning of power supply. The new standards strengthen the disaster resistance of customer facilities. Transformer rooms, main switches and meters must be installed above the flooding level set by the Government. In addition, in order to comply with the Government’s Green Mobility Policy, parking spaces in new buildings are required to be equipped with electric vehicle charging facilities, including dedicated distribution boxes, cable trays, cables and sockets, to meet the demands of electric vehicle users in the future.

In the Q&A session of the Seminar, participants raised questions about the specifications of fire-proof door of transformer room, the sequence of wires in a wire box and the installation of electric vehicle charging facilities in a private parking lot. 

CEM hopes to promote overall development of the industry through regular dialogue with the industry and it will continue to communicate with the industry to meet their requirements while aligning with the Government's policies, in a bid to provide better customer services in Macau.

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