Dubai: UAE: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, won two gold awards at the International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Conference & Tradeshow 2021, which was held last week in Austin, Central Texas, USA, under the theme ‘Powering the Future’. The conference was organized in virtual as well as in person modes and concluded with a participation of 2,400 experts from 30 countries. Empower’s winning represents a renewed international recognition of company’s efforts to promote the District Cooling concept worldwide, encourage decision makers to adopt this energy efficient cooling solution and apply the best integrated green practices.
Empower’s merited winning of the two gold awards for the categories ‘Number of Buildings Committed’ & ‘Total Building Area Committed’ in the IDEA 2021 is the seventh of its kind as the company has won these two gold awards in the years 2005, 2007, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, in addition to the various other awards that Empower has received from IDEA more than 16 times for different categories. Moreover, Empower has been honored with many other awards in recognition of company’s amazing achievements and practical innovations in developing the district cooling industry in the world, raising the standards of the sector and Empower is now the largest district cooling services provider in the world.
On this occasion, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: “The winning of these two global awards reinforces the company’s international recognitions by the global industry leaders for the pioneering and pivotal role that Empower plays in innovating the highest practices in this vital industry, both in terms of optimising energy consumption and cost or in protecting resources and the environment. It also honors our continuous efforts in spreading the culture of district cooling systems, and appreciates our unremitting endeavors and constant quest to employ the techniques of the 4th revolution in production, control, distribution and customer service operations, in a way that enhances the district cooling sector worldwide.”
Bin Shafar explained that this achievement is the fruit of government policies that support the expansion of district cooling sector to put Dubai on the map of global cities in district cooling. “Empower is proceeding towards achieving many advancements in district cooling systems in pursuit of its mission to bring an added value at national and global levels,” he added.
The CEO indicated that the company will keep developing its district cooling systems to a level that surpass international standards, in order to provide high-quality services in response to the large and increasing demand for district cooling for a variety of projects in different fields, in line with the strategic direction of the Emirate of Dubai. “The IDEA 2021 and its important topics that focused on the trends of the reality and future of the energy industry and its technologies, contribute to strengthening international efforts to shape a more flexible and effective humane future that is also less exposed to carbon emissions.”
Bin Shafar stressed that district cooling technology has become one of the most promising solutions in the field of energy efficiency in recent years. “Besides being evidence of Empower’s commitment to adopting the most advanced infrastructure systems and providing a high-quality cooling service to various regions, these awards also confirm Empower’s great capabilities in terms of the optimal resource management of its operations, energy saving and environmental protection. We hope this achievement will encourage decision makers to go further in adopting district cooling solutions and applying best integrated green practices,” he concluded.