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Empower to host IDEA District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow 2018

Conference to be held under the slogan ‘Effective Energy for Smarter Cities’, organiser says

| | Aug 30, 2018 | 5:01 pm
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Dubai, UAE, 30 August 2018: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the District Cooling services provider, is preparing to host the Eighth International District Energy Association (IDEA)’s District Cooling Conference 2018, the company said in a Press communiqué.

According to Empower, this is the third year it will be hosting the conference. The communiqué said the conference will be held from 9 to 11 December, 2018, at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.

Empower has invited pioneers in the District Cooling sector to participate in the conference, held under the slogan ‘Effective Energy for Smarter Cities’, which aims to shed light on various developments in District Cooling systems and projects, the communiqué said. The conference is an opportunity to share experiences and practices on innovative solutions in District Cooling, the communiqué further said. It also reflects the role of the United Arab Emirates in supporting sustainable development in the region and the world, as well as its efforts in District Cooling that have become an essential part of planning and designing modern buildings, especially in areas with warmer climates, the communiqué added.

In the run-up to the conference, Empower has started to mobilise logistics and operations, including preparing its plant room in Palm Jumeirah Crescent to welcome international delegations participating in the event, the communiqué said. The delegates will be visiting this plant as part of the technical tour on the last day of the conference, the communiqué further said.

Ahmad Bin Shafar

Commenting on the planned conference, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said: “The participating teams and entities are actively preparing to welcome this important international event and make it a success. Hosting this conference for the third time in Dubai reflects the Emirate’s success in protecting the environment and combating climate change using innovative District Cooling systems and solutions. The United Arab Emirates utilises District Cooling to prepare to face the future, in line with the sustainable development goals, the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE National Agenda.

“The conference will promote the concept of smart cities. It will also focus on energy efficiency in smart cities, the role of District Cooling systems in conserving natural resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The event will include workshops and lectures, in addition to the accompanying tradeshow, which reviews the most advanced District Cooling solutions and a technical tour to the Empower plant in Palm Jumeirah Crescent,” added Bin Shafar.

The delegates will also visit the Atlantis Hotel’s District Cooling Energy Transfer Station set up for the iconic Aquarium that houses thousands of marine animals, and filtration room, showcasing how District Cooling serves to maintain the Aquarium with its temperature requirements of various species, the communiqué said.

Those interested in attending the conference can register for it by visiting https://www.districtenergy.org/districtcooling2018/registration.


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