Speaking at MEED’s District Cooling conference in Dubai on 26 May, he said Empower is sponsoring the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers to recommend standards that will apply to district cooling systems in the emirate.

It is understood that that Dubai Electricity & Water Authority could make application of the standards a condition for supplying power and water to district cooling systems in the future.

According to Empower, work on the standards will be completed in six months.