June 29th, 2011
Emirates Central Cooling Corporation (Empower), the leading district cooling service provider in the region which is a joint venture between TECOM Investments and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), recently participated at the International District Energy Association's (IDEA) Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, led the Empower delegation, along with Ramadurai Ramesh, CFO, Tariq Al Yasi, Chief Operations & Maintenance Officer, Abdullah Al Falasi, Operations Manager and Moustapha Assayed, Senior Engineering Manager.
At the conference, Bin Shafar highlighted the success of Dubai in adopting district cooling technology which has helped in conserving the environment resources, and urged countries in the Middle East to make it mandatory for real estate developers to use district cooling as their main cooling source in new real estate projects.
He added: “Dubai has succeeded because of its firm determination to widely use district technology which provides better cooling services while conserving the environment.”
Bin Shafar said: “This is the seventh consecutive time we participated in the annual IDEA conference that attracts a wide range of international companies from the district cooling field. We got to update ourselves on the latest practices on district cooling. Also, we shared our expertise with the peers from the district cooling industry.”
Bin Shafar emphasized: “District Cooling technology is considered an ideal economic and environmental solution for residential and commercial units, offices and hotels. We at Empower adopt a robust strategy to disseminate this technology which aims at preserving the environment and saving operational costs while providing quality services.”
IDEA is a non-profit trade association that annually hosts a conference and trade show to showcase latest technologies and equipment in the district energy industry. The annual event give attendees - including energy professionals, consultancies, government agencies and system developers - the opportunity to learn more about district cooling from a global perspective and meet with a variety of vendors and suppliers.
Bin Shafar added: “We are providing district cooling service to a wide array of projects in Dubai, including Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Business Bay and City Of Arabia.”