June 5th, 2014
Empower, the largest district cooling service provider in the region, today announced its participation at the annual International District Energy Association (IDEA) conference and trade show in Seattle for the tenth year running.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, chief executive of Empower, will take part as a featured speaker at the conference and on a panel discussion entitled Future Proofing Cities for Efficiency, Resiliency, & Economic Durability. Bin Shafar will share Empower’s experiences and discuss best practices in deploying district energy for optimum efficiency and reliability. Empower will also showcase, through a workshop at the conference, its expertise in managing consumption meters for over 40,000 customers.
“The concept of district energy envisages environment-friendly neighbourhoods and sustainable energy utilisation. Its execution requires ardent dedication from community leaders and the state. We have successfully implemented this model in Dubai, where the emirate’s visionary leadership opted to utilise district cooling technology over conventional cooling methods for its landmark communities,” said Bin Shafar.
“The purpose of Empower’s establishment and our journey of a decade rightly interpret the essence of 105th conference of IDEA - Moving Community Energy Forward Through Local Leadership & Local Action.
“Empower’s client-map is spread along the planned and well-placed residential and commercial communities of Dubai. The cities and villages within Dubai are already enjoying the benefits of district cooling technology through Empower DC services. We achieved these milestones with the support of a solid leadership and optimised project execution and the IDEA conference and trade show will be the best opportunity for Empower to share our experiences,” he added.
IDEA 2014, which will take place June 8-11, brings together industry professionals from around the world to discuss community-based energy systems and the importance of thermal energy. It is expected that Dubai will be declared as the host city for the IDEA winter conference scheduled to be held in December 2014.