Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recorded a rise in its number of customers to 85,000 by the end of 2017, compared to approximately 65,000 customers by the end of 2016.
Empower highlighted that the increase in its number of customers is due to their realisation of the importance of district cooling services, which has become a key component to meet air-conditioning requirements in cities, besides electricity generation, transportation and other utility services.
“In line with the vision of our wise leadership, and to achieve the UAE Vision 2021, to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world by 2021, Empower is committed to provide district cooling services to cover various areas of Dubai, according to the best global practices,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
Bin Shafar expects 2018 to witness an increase in Empower’s number of customers, especially in light of the increasing demand for district cooling services, and the signing of many agreements with developers and building owners to provide them with district cooling services. He stressed that district cooling systems have proved ability to reduce energy consumption, and achieve significant savings. This supports ongoing efforts to build a green economy and move towards smart cities, in line with the sustainable development goals.
Empower offers its services to building owners, investors, property developers and end-users of various nationalities, both Emiratis and non-Emiratis residing in the UAE.
Empower connects its services to several sectors in Dubai. These include residential, commercial, hospitality, schools, hospitals, museums, and shopping malls, among others.
Empower has Happiness Customer’s Centres in Business Bay, Al Hudaiba Awards Building, Jumeirah Beach Residence and Jumeirah Lakes Towers.
Empower currently operates over 1.34 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments such as Jumeirah Group, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Business Bay, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Design District and International Media Production Zone, among others.