Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower
Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower), the largest district cooling service provider in the MENA region, has said that consumption of district cooling provided by the company rose by 13.6 percent in July 2011, compared to same period last year.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower said that the increase is due to the higher occupancy in areas like Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), Al Khail Gate, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Business Bay Executive Towers (BBET).
Bin Shafar added: “New Buildings in Business Bay, Ghoroub Mirdif and Tecom C which have been added to our portfolio, in addition to the kick off of new plants mainly in Business Bay have fuelled this increase in July 2011.”
Empower has witnessed a tremendous raise in the number of plants as part of the company’s expansion to respond to the huge demand for district cooling in the UAE.
Bin Shafar added: “The increase in the consumption of district cooling shows that Dubai is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of using district cooling system as an alternative to the conventional AC systems, leading to energy saving and environment conservation, as well as lower operations and maintenance costs.”
Empower tops the list of companies providing district cooling service in the region. The company adopts a clear strategy to preserve environment through aggressively disseminating this technology and conducting campaigns to highlight its strategic value in the short and long run to the people and the society in general.
Bin Shafar added: “We provide effective and efficient means of air conditioning. Water is cooled in central plants and distributed through a network of piping systems to individual customer buildings. Our clients have increased prominently in the last period which is a reflection of heightened awareness of district cooling advantages in the UAE.”
Empower which is a joint venture between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and TECOM Investments has world class work stations being built on various locations in the Emirate of Dubai.
The company have developed a world class district cooling infrastructure and network. Against the latest equipments and solutions, Empower works on enhancing the awareness of society to the importance of this technology in saving the operating and maintenance costs and its user friendliness and high level of conserving the environment.