Increase in district cooling consumption a result of higher occupancy rate in major areas
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower) has said the district cooling firm has recorded a 23.2% rise in consumption in July, compared with the same month a year ago, thanks to higher occupancy rate.
“The increase in district cooling consumption came as a result of Empower’s higher occupancy rate that reached 16.1% in Jumeirah Beach Residence, Al Khail Gate, Dubai International Financial Centre and Tecom C,” Bin Shafar said.
Empower, a joint venture between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and Tecom Investments, is helping reserve the natural resources of the emirate, he added.
“Dubai is increasing its dependence on district cooling for the better of the environment and to reduce operating and maintenance costs of chilling,” said Bin Shafar.
Earlier this month, Empower commissioned Allied Consultants to design two district cooling plants in Business Bay in Dubai to increase its production capacity.
Last May, Bin Shafar said the firm is aiming to increase its market share to 70% within two years from the current 29.3% share.