The 8th International District Cooling Conference & Tradeshow

Hosted in Dubai by Empower for the 3rd time and organised by the International District Energy Association (IDEA):

The 8th International District Cooling Conference & Tradeshow to kick off in Dubai on Monday, 10 December

Holding pre-event discussions on industry best practices in operating mission-critical microgrids


Dubai, UAE, 8 December 2018: An in-depth, special master class on microgrids will be one of the pre-event highlights of the 8th International District Energy Association (IDEA) District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow which will be conducted on December 9, 2018 in Dubai. The conference is hosted by Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, and the US-based IDEA under the theme ‘Effective Energy for Smarter Cities’ and will follow until December 11, 2018 at the Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.

Ted Borer of Princeton University and Borer Energy Engineering LLC, will deliver an intensive course designed for experienced energy professionals seeking advanced guidance on industry best practices in operating mission-critical microgrids. Borer is a globally recognized expert on the design, construction, operation and optimization of mission-critical microgrids, serving institutions, healthcare, research campuses and communities. Ted is globally renowned for his expertise in microgrids, having been involved in key major projects in the US. During the master class, he will share his expertise in operating microgrids for enhanced resiliency and efficiency.
Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, said: “This workshop will bring one-of-a-kind learning experience to all the attendees who are looking for implementing a microgrid to ensure business continuity in their organisations. It is beneficial for those aiming to improve their processes to keep up with contemporary needs.”
A welcome reception and ribbon cutting with business partner exhibitors will also be held after the master class on the first day of the IDEA Conference and Tradeshow that will gather global stakeholders and pioneers in the district cooling sector.
The event will become a platform where a group of district energy industry experts from the US, Canada and Europe will take part in the high-level exchange with the Middle East and Asia Pacific. This is the third time that Empower is hosting the event, reflecting anew the company’s international prominence as the largest district cooling services provider in the world.
Empower currently operates over 1.34 Million RT, providing environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments, such as Jumeirah Group, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Business Bay, Dubai Healthcare City, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Palm Jumeirah, Discovery Gardens, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Design District and International Media Production Zone, among others.

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