District cooling regulations approved in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Executive Council approved the regulations that Department of Energy will help implemenet
In a first for the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), Abu Dhabi Executive Council has approved district cooling applicability regulations in Abu Dhabi, with the move focusing on infrastructure development, energy efficiency, and sustainability in the sector.
Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy has been tasked with implementing the district cooling regulations, and will also work with government entities and companies in the sector.
On its official Twitter account, Abu Dhabi Government Media Office announced: “The new regulations, which will be implemented by the Department of Energy, lead to greater awareness of energy consumption and encourage a drive towards sustainable usage, as well as providing clear pricing models for consumers.”
Abu Dhabi Executive Council approves District Cooling regulations, the first of their kind in MENA, providing more transparency for operators and consumers. pic.twitter.com/Iv0iSSpkXP— Abu Dhabi Government Media Office (@admediaoffice) September 3, 2019
According to the UAE’s state news agency, Wam, some of the major goals behind introducing the regulations include enhancing service quality and competitiveness, protecting consumer rights, and educating the public about the importance of reducing energy consumption and sustaining the environment.
According to the department, district cooling can result in 40% energy consumption savings, and is found to be cost-efficient for cooling larger developments.