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Emicool to increase solar capacity by 238%

The partnership with Emirates Electrical Engineering aims to increase solar capacity at one of its district cooling plants to 350KWP

Emirates District Cooling Company (EMICOOL) has inked a power purchase agreement (PPA) with solar specialist Emirates Electrical Engineering (EEE). The agreement will see Emicool increase its solar capacity by 238% within its District Cooling Plant 1 (DCP1), along with its head office boundaries, located in Dubai Investments Park 1.

The firm, which is a joint venture between Dubai Investments and Actis, said the agreement aligns with its strategic objectives of maximising the penetration of clean and renewable energy into their processes, while supporting the transition into low carbon emissions, and increasing the overall solar penetration within its portfolio.

Through the deal, Emicool aims to reach 350KWP (Solar Productive Capacity) for the DCP1 plant, it said.

In July 2021, Emicool and Siemens inked a deal to boost sustainability and environmental benefits.

“As an important economic player within the UAE, Emicool is pursuing efforts to support and enhance the nation’s national strategies like the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 as well as the UAE’s 2050 Strategy, contributing to the Company’s wider sustainability agenda. We are always focussed on integrating the latest technology to reach net-zero and this partnership will greatly impact our business by maximizing and reshaping already existing objectives to improve green energy penetration and contribute to enhancing the quality of life,” said Dr Adib Moubadder, Chief Executive Officer at Emicool.

The firm says it currently boasts 18 operational district cooling plants and has a total cooling capacity of more than 330,000TR. It currently provides district cooling services to DIP, Dubai Motor City, Dubai Sports City, Uptown Mirdif, Palazzo Versace, Damac Hills and Mirdiff Hills, Night Souk by Nakheel, RTA Metro Stations (Expo line), and DWTC at the EXPO 2020 site.

In July 2022, Emicool rolled out Distributed Temperature Sensing technology.

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