Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has begun full swing operation of its fourth district cooling plant in the Business Bay region, Dubai.
With the launch of operations at the 50,000 refrigeration tons (RT) plant, the total capacity of Empower’s Business Bay district cooling project has now risen to more than 185,000 RT.
The inception of the fourth plant is part of Empower’s strategy to meet the increasing demand for the company’s environmentally friendly district cooling services and reflects its keenness to provide high-quality cooling services to the corporate and individual customers in the Business Bay region, which is witnessing high growth in population density, it stated.
Bin Shafar pointed out that the company, in the new plant, as in the rest of its plants, leverages advanced technologies in its operations, including Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems, which contribute to reducing the load on the state power grid during peak hours.
In addition to artificial intelligence applications and weather forecast data analysis, the company also utilizes Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) technology in the plant’s operations with the aim of reducing freshwater consumption and preserving natural resources for future generations, he added.