Aug. 8, 2012
-- There has been a massive change in the manner energy is consumed and supplied. The demand for air conditioning or comfortable cooling is exploding in the GCC. Increasing need for cooling demands during summer result in electricity peaks. If networks continue their demands through meeting ‘traditional’
cooling technologies, a substantial expansion of electricity supply will be required. This will put additional strains not only on the environment , but also on the economy.
In line with Qatar’s 2030 National Vision and Environmental Development program that seeks to harmonize economic growth, social development and environmental protection; District Cooling has emerged as the cooling technology that could counter the increasing burden of consumption and provide an effective solution for energy businesses, their customers and the society at large. While the benefits of District Cooling are widely known and accepted in the Middle East, unplanned and misaligned approaches by builders and developers coupled with cost misconceptions are driving the market awry.
A need to disperse these misconceptions by creating dialogue between developers, solutions providers and Authorities in the Middle East is key to propagating this 'tried and tested' technology through the GCC. Fleming Gulf's 4th Annual Middle East District Cooling Summit to be held between 25th & 27th November, 2012 at Grand Hyatt, Doha in Qatar will open the doors to solution providers and developers to discover opportunities created in this booming market and work cohesively towards making their projects global benchmarks in district cooling.