A delegation from Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) is taking part in the International District Energy Association (IDEA) Campus Energy 2019, which is being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
IDEA Campus Energy 2019 is a conference organised by IDEA, being held from February 26 to March 1.
The delegation is headed by Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.
A press release said that Shafar will participate in the meeting as a member of the board of directors of IDEA.
The delegation will take part in workshops that will discuss thermal distribution and smart networks.
The agenda also includes several discussion sessions that review various topics, notably the opening session, which will be steered by Rob Thornton, president of IDEA.
The session will review current trends, emerging technologies, development of the utility and transportation industry, and will give a comprehensive vision of the risks and benefits of a more flexible, efficient and a low-carbon future for energy systems in universities, health care centers, research centers, and many others.
“Empower is committed to participate in IDEA’s specialised conferences, which aims to diversify the topics and objectives of these events to maximise the benefit of all parties involved in the in the district cooling and heating sector. To prove this, IDEA organises the IDEA Campus Energy 2019, which focuses on increasing energy efficiency within universities, healthcare centres, research centres, and many others. District energy systems are the key pillar for efficient, flexible and sustainable energy infrastructure of these organisations,” said Shafar.
Shafar said that the conference provides an opportunity for companies to discuss experiences and expertise. It aims at continuous improvement in the design of systems, especially smart network systems, innovating in control technologies, creating new solutions and sharing them with participants in the conference, as well as coming up with recommendations that will advance the district cooling and heating industry around the world.
Empower has more than 1,090 buildings that are using district cooling services, catering to more than 100,000 customers. The company operates more than 1.43 Million Refrigeration Tonnes (RT), providing environmentally friendly district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as Bluewaters, Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World Trade Centre Residences and Dubai Design District.