AI in district cooling improves efficiency

EmpowerCEOArtificial Intelligence (AI) technology in district cooling systems helps improve efficiency and provide an easier experience for those looking for adopting district cooling systems

With the advancement of AI technology, Empower will continue its efforts to employ smart and advanced district cooling systems, which support the transition towards the circular economy, to enhance Dubai’s global position as the city of the future for its use of AI technology in district cooling systems.

“We always strive to develop and achieve excellence in the field of district cooling through the use of AI technology. AI contributes to reducing the annual operating costs of companies in the district cooling sector, as well as enhancing efficiency in facilities,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.

He added that the company has also introduced the world’s first unmanned and fully automated 50,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT) district cooling plant in Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Circle. It uses AI technology to monitor and automatically adjust inflow and outflow of the chilled water, as well as advanced SCADA system with the capacity to read two million data related to cooling towers, chillers, transformers, water supply, etc. It also uses the treated sewage effluent and thermal energy storage technologies to serve chilled water. The plant is set to be completed in Q4 2019.

AI applications in various economic sectors are expected to contribute to about 35 per cent of the UAE’s GDP in 2030, according to specialised international references, which shows that the country is now one of the best equipped countries to benefit from AI technology worldwide, according to Bin Shafar.

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