Search DubaiPRNetwork.com

Home >> Energy and Industry

Thermal energy storage as district cooling component boosts Empower's energy efficiency targets

Monday, December 18, 2017/ Editor -  

Share

Home >> Energy and Industry

December 17, 2017– Producing chilled water during off-peak hours and storing them for later use to cool buildings at peak time is one of the key energy efficiency drivers for Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider. Through Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology, the district cooling company eases the power grid during peak hours and ensures consistent supply during periods when there is strong demand.

Dubai, as a global model for sustainable cities, has issued decree instructing district cooling companies to replace desalinated water used in the process of producing chilled water, with Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE), in DC plants. Empower is inspired by such guidelines and regulations, which led to successfully innovating in TES. Empower said that investing in TES complements the UAE Government’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions and attain its energy efficiency goals. TES in district energy is widely used in advanced countries such as the United States and becoming more popular in other markets. Research shows that the global TES market could grow from an estimated USD 3.67 billion in 2017 to USD 6.2 billion by 2022.

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said: “Thermal energy storage tanks, which have already been positively contributing to district cooling’s energy efficiency goals, offer huge potentials for the district cooling sector. They act like batteries, which makes it easier to address the fluctuations in energy demand. The potential for district cooling to expand its role in the sustainable energy sector is huge, considering the latest developments in the clean technology sector. District cooling systems provide an ideal platform to explore innovations and integrate them into the system.”

Bin Shafar added: “Given the huge energy demand of both heating and cooling in buildings, which takes up as much as 60 per cent of a facility’s total energy consumption, advancing our interests in energy-efficient solutions will keep the UAE closer to its sustainability goals while providing a new range of solutions for property developers to build sustainable communities. Empower is keen to continue exploring the opportunities for district cooling to further enhance its position in environmental sustainability.”

Empower provides environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments such as Jumeirah Group properties, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World Trade Centre Residences, and Dubai Design District, among others.


Previous in Energy and Industry

Next in Energy and Industry


Home >> Energy and Industry Section

Latest Press Release

Tasneef to implement FTA's decision regarding issuing certificates for vessels f ...

Hong Kong Trade Fairs from September to November

Turkish Airlines reached the highest Load Factor in July with 85.3% LF.

Iraq's Karbala Oasis joins Smart Stores Expo as retail leasing partner

2XL's Nicola dining furniture creates a welcoming space to enjoy a meal

HUAWEI P20 Pro is awarded - “Best Smartphone of the Year” by the European Image ...

Buy One, Get One Free Entry Ticket to Modhesh World With “Smiles by Etisalat”

The new BMW X7 undergoes endurance tests under extreme conditions.

Baroncelli Big Date collection from Mido

Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note9 in the UAE

Fun GUESS Handbags for Fall18

American Eagle Takes It to the Ne(X)t Level With Fall Jeans Campaign

Five Awesome Reasons to Visit LEGOLAND® Dubai During the Eid Al Adha Holiday

RAK Ruler Pardons 272 Prisoners Ahead of Eid Al Adha

Eberhard & Co. immortalizes a legend

Distribution of New Banknotes During Eid Seasons

Free Wellness Workshop to address Physical and Mental health issues

LG to Introduce Advanced Stylers With Ai Voice Recognition and Mirrored Glass De ...

Eid Gift Guide 2018

Why Are Chipmakers Making Smaller and Smaller Processors?