The Hongkong Electric Company Ltd – Early History – 1889 to c1908

IDJ has sent this article about the Hongkong Electric Company, Ltd  which was published in 1908. It outlines the formation of the company in  1889 and the opening of Hong Kong’s first power station in Star Street, Wanchai in 1890.  This generating station closed in 1920 and was demolished in 1922.

Hong Kong Electric Co - from_20th_Century_Impressions_book

Source: Twentieth century impressions of Hong-kong, Shanghai and other Treaty Ports of China, Arnold Wright, Lloyd’s Greater Britain Publishing Company, 1908

See: A Mountain Of Light: The story of the Hongkong Electric Company, Austin Coates, Heinemann, 1977


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