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Fax: +(852)-3442-0688
Address: G5703, 5/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (YEUNG),
City University of Hong Kong,
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Colloquium: Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Hong Kong
Speaker Name
Ir. Harry LAI Hon-chung, JP
Speaker Detail

Deputy Director/Regulatory Services
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD)
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

F.A.M. Lecture Theatre (LT8), Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Language: English

* Light Refreshments will be served starting from 5:30pm


Climate change has become a global challenge today. Being part of the international community, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has been striving to formulate and implement policies in combating climate change and building a sustainable and low-carbon environment. The EMSD, as a government agency taking a leading role in making Hong Kong a top-ranking city in the utilization of energy, will share their experience and journey in promoting energy efficiency and conservation as well as adoption of more renewable energy in the past decades. In addition to their key strategies, namely leading by examples, public engagement and legislation, Ir LAI will brief you how EMSD has been serving as a facilitator and promotor in achieving energy efficiency by collaborating with local universities and start-up's through adoption of innovative technologies. Facilitation measures to encourage private sector to adopt more distributed renewable energy to support the Feed-in Tariff Scheme introduced recently will also be discussed.

About the Speaker

Ir Harry LAI is the Deputy Director/Regulatory Services of the EMSD. He joined the EMSD in 1981 and has served in many strategic positions in the Department as well as in different policy bureaux of the Government. He is currently overseeing the enforcement of regulatory functions and implementation of various initiatives on electrical, mechanical, gas and railway safety as well as energy efficiency and conservation. Ir LAI is representing Hong Kong, China to attend the APEC Energy Working Group (EWG) meetings, and was responsible for leading his team to host the EWG55 meeting in Hong Kong in May 2018.

Ir LAI received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science degree in Environmental Management both from the University of Hong Kong. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a Corporate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). In the HKIE, Ir LAI has served as the Chairman of the Nuclear Division, the Secretary of the Electrical Disciplinary Advisory Panel and is currently a member of the Fellowship Committee.


The Colloquium is open to all. SEE students are required to register via AIMS in just a few steps: Go to AIMS, select "Student Services", then select "Central Repository on Student Development Activities System" and search the activity name "SEE Colloquium: Promoting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Hong Kong" or the activity code "E2- 2019-0029".