Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation, Empower, is taking part in the "Global Industry Leaders Plenary Panel Discussion" at the International District Energy Association's (IDEA) 109th Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Canada.
The conference began on 11 June and concludes on 14 June 2018, WAM reported.
The panel titled "Global Impact" highlighted Dubai’s achievements in the district cooling industry, its solutions and innovations, and shared insights on policies, business models and emerging trends related to more resilient and sustainable energy for modern cities. Empower also participated in "District Energy System Controls and Optimisation" panel discussion and presented the latest technologies in the DC industry. Moreover, it attended high-level meetings with key industry players.
Bin Shafar said: "Sustainability projects are one of the key elements that Dubai and the UAE have adopted, making it one of the world's leading cities in many global competitiveness indicators. This showed when the UAE ranked first regionally and seventh globally in global competitiveness, according to the latest edition of the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2018. Our innovation in the district cooling industry helps achieve a sustainable lifestyle. Dubai has adopted a strategic plan to diversify energy sources in the emirate, deriving 70% from gas, 12% from coal, 12% from nuclear power and 5% from renewable energy by 2030."
The panellists discussed the most important policies and regulations in the sustainable district cooling industry, shared future insights on market trends, and focused on the panellists' industry experiences of district energy in Canada, Germany/European Union, Singapore, the UAE and the USA.