Debjoy Sengupta, The Economic Times
DENMARK: Danfoss’ Indian arm, Danfoss Industries, United Nations Initiative on Sustainable Energy for All and a bunch of partner companies, has planned a district cooling pilot project in India.
Thane, Bhopal, Coimbatore, Bhubaneswar, Pune and Rajkot has been shortlisted and a pilot project would be set up in one of the cities that would be finalised after a few days.
The model primarily involves setting up a chilling facility that would be located centrally. Chilled water from the facility would run into consumers’ premises where it would be used to generate cold air similar to an air conditioner. This would do away with the requirement of putting up costly equipment that cools water in air conditioning units and save costs.