Empower launches the world’s first AI-powered district cooling plant

Date: 29/10/2018

District cooling firm Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) introduced the world’s first unmanned district cooling plant that uses Artificial Intelligence, at the 20th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2018.

The 50,000 Refrigeration Tons (RT) cooling plant is set to be completed in Jumeirah Village Area.

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, revealed that the plant uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to monitor and automatically adjust inflow and outflow of the chilled water, with 0.89 kW/t operational efficiency, using six water coolers (11KV) to monitor and adjust the flow of water to and from the cooling station, as well as advanced SCADA system with the capacity to read 2 million data related to cooling towers, chillers, transformers, water supply etc.

It also uses award-winning TSE and Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technologies to serve chilled water to 90 buildings through ETS Rooms located in each building, the company stated.

The plant is set to be completed by Q4 of 2019.

Source: Arabian Industry.com