Benefits of Connection
The district cooling system works by displacing peak electric power demand with thermal storage using ice or chilled water. This benefits the local power grid by reducing peak power demand and alleviating power congestions due to power transmission limitations in cities helping to challenge problems posed by high electric consumptions.
District cooling can reduce up to 20% of noise pollution due to its concealment underneath streets, in addition to proving to be a major contributor to the reduction of greenhouse gases.
The system also provides a variety of benefits, both in the quality of service and economical advantages. The qualitative advantages are perceived in terms of better comfort, reliability and maximised convenience. Mechanical cooling and air conditioning requirements are growing rapidly throughout the world, partly because there are many new buildings built in warmer climates. However, no matter where those buildings are built, they tend to be more densely packed than they used to be creating the need for air conditioning.
Economic benefits can be experienced by both the owner and the tenant, where the capital costs of control panels, internal power distribution, annual maintenance and power consumption inside the building are reduced and the cost of chillers are eliminated.
“The qualitative advantages are perceived in terms of better comfort, reliability and maximised convenience”