Empower achieves power savings of 1,000MW in 2016by Rajiv Ravindran Pillai on Apr 2, 2017
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) recorded power savings of 1,000MW in 2016, equivalent to $700m (AED2.6bn).
HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, chief executive officer of Empower, said: “Efficiency and conservation are two main pillars in our general policy. We continuously work in enhancing the effectiveness of our services as well as save energy and reserve environmental resources without compromising on the quality of our services. We crossed an important advancement in this regard in the past years. We don’t only save electricity but also our statistics state that we are saving on gas emissions and water consumptions through district cooling.”
“We at Empower work according to the guidelines of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to reserve natural resources for generations to come. We are very committed to contribute in the national efforts aiming to reduce the use of conventional energy. This serves Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 that aims to ensure a sustainable future for generations to come."
“Empower’s strategy for this year and coming years include exerting more efforts to ensure more service efficiency to rationalise the energy use. We expect a higher number of users in the coming period of our services as part of the global drive towards using district cooling technologies instead of conventional ones,” HE Bin Shafar added.