Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), a leading district cooling service provider, has showcased its standing as a key player in advocating the use of district cooling technology as an alternative to conventional cooling solutions at the recently concluded conferences.

It took part in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Vienna Energy Forum 2015 in Austria and the 106th International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Conference and Trade Show in Boston, US recently.

Ahmad Bin Shafar, chief executive officer, Empower, said: “We set up an accurate measurement and performance monitoring system marking a world first. We also created a model project that can be emulated internationally.

“Empower is growing in stature as the most effective provider of this service across all areas, including technical service, design, training, capacity building, communication and round the clock availability.”

Recently, delegates led by Shafar, from Empower also took part in the IDEA board of directors meeting being a member.

Earlier, the delegation visited Austria to participate in the Vienna Energy Forum 2015 and contributed towards ‘UNEP’s Global Energy Cities’ Initiative.

Empower showcased Dubai’s experience in district cooling through a series of case studies.

“The main intention was to explore opportunities for developing district cooling and highlight advanced technology in this vital sector among specialists from all over the world. We take pride in being the largest global provider not only in the Middle East, but in the world,” said Bin Shafar.

The company was presented with the IDEA Gold Space Award for the total square feet of district cooling committed and IDEA Silver Award for total number of buildings committed to the system, as well as the Innovation Award 2015 for its Centralized Metering Data Management System that manages more than 50,000 smart meters.

“Empower’s presence in such major specialised world-class events is essential, as global organisations appreciate our role in setting new standards for the district cooling industry. We have achieved the highest accuracy in performance and environmental sustainability in line with the vision of Dubai and the UAE government,” added Bin Shafar.

“There is no doubt that this global recognition puts greater responsibilityon us, and will drive us to further develop the service and enhance the levels of innovation and creativity in daily operations,” he added.

Source: Trade Arabia