As a densely populated city with high rises, mass transit railways and ongoing major construction works, Hong Kong is dependent on a secure supply of electricity. The reliability of the city’s electricity supply exceeds 99.999%, putting it among the best in the world.
A crucial part of protecting this stable supply is ensuring that Hong Kong has sufficient engineers, electrical and mechanical technicians, and other professionals for the power industry.
On 13 April, the Chamber visited the CLP Power Academy in Shatin to learn about the programmes on offer, and tour the training facilities. CLP Power established its own training school in 1966 to nurture company talent. In response to the increasing demand for qualified professionals, it launched the CLP Power Academy in 2017, providing high quality and recognized training programmes. Partnering with local institutions and universities, the Academy offers qualifications including a degree in electrical engineering and a diploma in power engineering.
The Academy’s Vice Chancellor Paul Poon said they hope to introduce courses covering procurement, asset management and gas engineering.
During the visit, members explored the InnoPower Hall, where they viewed demonstrations of virtual reality and augmented reality training tools. The delegation also took a close look at the cable jointing workshop and operations training centre, and visited the overhead line training centre at the top of the building.