MEP Middle East
Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau for electricity and water in Dubai, RSB, has been mandated to include the Dubai’s district cooling sector.
The decision was revealed last year at the 51st meeting of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, headed by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
Faisal Rashid, director, Demand Side Management, Supreme Council of Energy, told MEP Middle East last year: “The market will be regulated by Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau for electricity and water in Dubai (RSB) in terms of licensing, district cooling providers, billing etc. RSB will have a certain responsibility, even in disputes.
Rashid added that every big project in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is going to adopt district cooling. He said: “Developers have realised that this is the way forward. In addition, whenever there is a chance to connect existing buildings to district cooling, I think it is another opportunity for Dubai to consider it.”