HKE dismisses fall in demand

HONGKONG Electric Holdings has no immediate plans to defer future capital expenditure on new power plants despite a fall in peak demand for electricity last year.

Saturday, 9 March, 1996, 12:00am

Utility sale switched off

SINGAPORE applied the brakes quickly and hard to a plan to sell shares in the city state's electricity and gas monopoly. The disposal of a 10 per cent interest had been keenly awaited but was put on ice after it was concluded that returns were insufficient. The government wants more time to ripen the company before a sale.

18 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Decline in factories slows CLP growth

THE continuing flight of manufacturing from Hong Kong caused China Light & Power (CLP) to report domestic electricity sales growth of only 1.7 per cent for the first quarter.

Overall electricity sales, including those to China, actually fell 3 per cent for the three months ending December 31, 1995, but turnover rose 7.1 per cent to $4.06 billion.

27 Jan 1996 - 12:00am


CLIPSAL Industries (Holdings), a subsidiary of Gold Peak Industries (Holdings), has entered into agreement with two companies to form a joint venture called GE Clipsal China Co on the mainland.

The two partners are GE Electrical Distribution & Control of the United States and a mainland partner, Desay Group Corp.

8 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

How to survive a horror movie

OF COURSE, the really scary thing about most horror films is the script. It seems to be the unwritten code of the genre that cliches will always flow more thickly than blood. So if you should happen to find yourself within a horror movie scenario, here, plucked from the Internet, is a 13-point survival guide: 1 When you have killed the monster, never check to see if it is really dead.

5 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Electric bills go Chinese

CHINA Light & Power will next month become the first utility to issue Chinese-only bills.

The new-format bill will contain not only data about previous personal consumption in a graph, but also weather information that will make customers conscious of the cost of air-conditioning, a large user of electricity.

20 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Dear Arabella

After years of saving, my husband and I have banked enough money to send our son and daughter to an international school. Since they started they have been complaining that several of their friends get as much as $10,000 a month in pocket money compared to the $400 we give them. How can we make them understand this is all we can afford?

22 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

In the dark over authority's lack of action

I MOVED into my present flat in 1985 and until about a year ago, I was satisfied with it and with the level of security.

However, about 12 months ago, things turned sour. My flat and two others next to mine, suffered frequent cuts in electricity supply.

20 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Corpse found

A BURNT corpse was found in a sitting position in a squatter hut in Ho Tung Kiu, Sha Tin. The body was discovered by power company staff who wanted to shut off the electricity. The man had apparently locked himself in the bedroom several days earlier.

8 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Frequent loss of electricity

RESIDENTS in Lai Yiu Estate, are experiencing problems with electricity supply, particularly, on the 14th and 15th floors of Fu Yiu House. For example, during the last two weeks of June and in early July, the supply on the 14th floor where I live was cut off no less than five times.

25 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Gross waste

OUTSIDE on Monday, the air temperature was 29 degrees, yet I sat at my desk in my surgery wearing a cardigan, a jacket, a tie and a heater, to keep me warm, as the air-conditioning blasted my office temperature down to shivering level.

29 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Firms team up to make tubes

EIGHT Taiwanese makers of computer monitors plan jointly to invest NT$4.8 billion (about HK$1.39 billion) to build a factory making large cathode ray tubes, says a spokesman for the leader of the consortium.

Felix Lin for Mag Technology Co said the factory would reduce Taiwan's dependence on imports of cathode ray tubes from Japan and South Korea.

27 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Power to reckon with

AN American physicist holds a thermoelectric generator - a key to the technological viability of a continuous gas furnace, a residential heating unit that would continue to operate even during a power failure Reuter

22 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Power station not included

I REFER to the photograph (South China Morning Post, February 20) of an electric van with the caption 'An electric van recharges at Tsing Yi power station'.

This gives quite the wrong impression to the general public regarding the size of power source needed to keep one of these vehicles on the road. JAMES RAMSAY Wan Chai

24 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

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