Bin Shafar takes home the 2018 Idea Global leader award.

Dubai has been crowned as the ‘Champion City’ of the district cooling sector globally, boasting a cooling capacity of nearly 2 million refrigeration tons (RT).

 The title was conferred on Dubai at the eighth edition of the International District Energy Association (Idea) District Cooling Conference and Tradeshow 2018, held last month in the emirate.

 In addition, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, was named 2018 Idea Global leader.

Bin Shafar said: “District cooling is recognised as a proven and key climate solution for cities, and we are pleased that the conference this year has been a strategic learning opportunity for industry experts to acquire global expertise, innovation and solutions. While the conference has brought to focus several efficient methods for increasing efficiency and reducing carbon emissions, it has also highlighted Dubai’s strength in the district cooling sector, showcasing the emirate’s pioneering experience in the industry during the event.”