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The Energy Budget

Summary A structured and self-financed plan to reduce City Energy. Every country, city, town and factory should have a specific energy budget. That budget would not be set by politicians but by independent elected or appointed energy governors similar to a Central Bank Governor - which will be...


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DHC as Backbones of Sustainable Cities

Summary Today, as Engie, we are leaders in France, UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal, NL and the Philippines. The acquisition of a strategic share in Tabreed provided us with a leading position in the GCC and a worldwide leader position in District Cooling. Engie had an amazing growth story in the...


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Third Expansion of Holy Haram Makkah District Energy Chiller Plants in Shamiya and Ajyad

Summary Provide details on the chillers and their performances in fixed and variable speed with water-cooled and air-cooled radiator systems. The project started in 1993. The long term plan was to expand Makkah Haram to hold over 1.6 million visitors. In 2009 Yok Titan multi-stage centrifugal...


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Don't Let the Value of District Energy Stay Buried With Your Pipes - Expose the Value!

Summary Customer Lifecycle - Sales Prospect (District Energy Benefits) - New Customer (On-Boarding) - Maturing Customer (Relationship Management/added value services) - Aging Customer (Renewal) - District Energy Benefits - Budget Predictability - Capital Avoidance - Risk Mitigation -...


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DES a viable solution to India's ever-growing energy demand

Business Standard Summary With the development of modern District Energy System (DES), which offers heating and cooling services through a blend of technologies, India can combat the ever-growing primary energy demand in cities. According to experts, DES supplies "heating...

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Dawn of modern district energy

Bansi Shukla, Millennium Post Summary Based on assessment carried out in five cities, the Government of India’s focus on this new technology will redefine the energy paradigm in India The primary energy demand in our country has escalated from about 450 million tons of oil equivalent ...

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Cities of the future: the ultimate design challenge

UN Environment Summary With two-thirds of people expected to live in cities by 2050 and with urban areas accounting for 70 per cent of the emissions that are propelling the planet into a climate unknown, the challenge is both clear and urgent: cities must be reimagined. “We...

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Energy Finance Follows Mitigation Opportunities, But More Focus on Energy Access is Needed

Beate Antonich, IISD Summary A UNDP and WRI report, titled ‘Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategies,’ highlights the energy sector as important entry point to address energy-related emissions of G20 countries. EIB backs over €6 billion of clean energy, energy efficiency,...

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Baltimore steam pipes get a new look

Lloyd Fox, The Baltimore Sun Summary Hidden below the streets of Baltimore is a steam system that provides hot water, steam and chilled water to over 255 businesses in downtown Baltimore. In a collaborative effort between the Downtown Partnership and Veolia, the company that operates...

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From Dubai to Hong Kong: District cooling a strategy for sustainable development

This article was featured in the Q4 2018 edition of District Energy Magazine. Systems in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific help high-growth cities reduce emissions and conserve resources. The world is becoming increasingly urbanized. By 2050, 68 percent of the earth’s population will reside...