Doha: Under the patronage of the Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, the 5th Annual Middle East District Cooling Summit will take place from November 26 to 28 in Doha.
Organised by Fleming Gulf – one of the leading providers of business intelligence through industry specific conferences, webinars and skills enhancement training courses – the event is being supported by the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa), and endorsed by the Ministry of Electricity and Water of Kuwait, and the Ministry of Works of Bahrain, a press release issued by Fleming Gulf said yesterday.
District cooling helps the environment by increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental emissions including air pollution, the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) and ozone-destroying refrigerants. Most Middle Eastern governments are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. With most countries in the region having extremely high GHG emissions per capita, this issue has become relatively important for government policy, and the District Cooling Service department of Kahramaaa is playing its leading role in the development of district cooling in accordance with the framework of the national development strategy of Qatar through the use of the best technologies that helps in the optimal use of the electrical and water resources in district cooling as well as in specific decision- making process along with other departments of Kahramaa and major organisations and service providers in Qatar.
Key sponsors of the event include Diehl Metering, a company that combines the expertise of powerful players in the metering industry and part of the Germany-based Diehl Group, as the headline sponsor; Marafeq Qatar, a company that develops environmentally responsible and economically affordable district cooling solutions, as the titanium multi-utility partner; and Siemens, a pioneer in energy efficiency solutions, as the titanium DCP partner.