Empower’s district cooling consumption rose 45 % in July 2010 against same period last year

Empower’s district cooling consumption rose 45 % in July 2010 against same period last year
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Published September 26th, 2010 - 07:19 GMT

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Dubai Electricity
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TECOM Investments
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Empower
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Emirates Central Cooling Corporation
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Water Authority
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Ahmad Bin Shafar
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower), the largest district cooling service provider in the region, has said that consumption of district cooling provided by the company rose by 45 percent in July 2010, compared to same period last year. Also, the total square footage committed to district cooling provided by the company has achieved a remarkable increase.

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said that the increase reflected higher occupancy in areas like Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World Trade Center and Al Khail Gate.

Shafar added: "New Buildings like Dubai international Financial Center and Tecom which have been added to our portfolio have fuelled this increase, in addition to Business Bay Executive Towers and Mirdif plants. These two areas are among the most vibrant in the emirate of Dubai."

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.

Clients of Empower have increased prominently in the last period which is an indication of Dubai's economic rebound, and reflection of heightened awareness of district cooling advantages.

Empower's district cooling systems (DCS) 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. 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.

Empower topping the list have developed a world class district cooling infrastructure and network. Against the latest equipments and solutions, the company has worked 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.

The operational saving percentage in a residential unit using district cooling compared with conventional AC technologies ranges between 40 and 45 per cent. 

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Agree with the above comment. Cost is much higher. Empower will not meet customers. Try this scenario to increase profits.... empower raises the water temp by 2 degrees.... all connected to empower now have increased flow to maintain temperature causing consumpution to rise by 45% and gives empower the chance to say how great they are in news articles like this, when in actual fact they are just another crooked Dubai company ripping off customers who have no choice.

Anonymous (not verified) Sat, 10/02/2010 - 15:08

This is not a serious article. Many contradictions and plenty of lies. The increase comes from a monopoly situation and imposed district cooling in many buildings and not from customers satisfaction or real business strategy. The cost saving for customers is another myth. The cost is 3 times higher with zero transparency. I am sure Al Bawaba will not publish this post as it is not in line with the offical PR and lies from a company that has no business understanding.

Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 09/26/2010 - 23:09

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