The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is eyeing an expansion of the District Cooling (DC) System, which presently covers 19% of the total cooling capacity in the country, at over 1mn tonnes.
“And this figure is expected to reach 24% by 2030,” a Kahramaa tweet said.
Kahramaa, represented by the District Cooling Services Department, is looking to extend DC services to individual villas.
A feasible study has been launched to help set up investment projects of DC plants in order to enable individual villas and houses to benefit from the most efficient cooling system.
Kahramaa's District Cooling Services Department was established in 2012 as a regulator in the field and to provide services that contribute to enhancing energy and water sustainability.
DC, considered one of the most efficient, environment-friendly and energy-saving systems, helps reduce about 40% of electricity consumption and 98% of water consumption, compared to conventional cooling solutions.
This supports the efforts made to ensure the sustainability of water resources.
Kahramaa works to enhance water security in the country by switching to the use of treated wastewater instead of potable water in all district cooling plants, taking advantage of the best sustainable system in the region.
The cooling plant is equipped with the latest equipment and intelligent monitoring and control systems that provide the highest levels of energy performance through the use of treated water for cooling.