Kuala Lumpur: Over a 125 senior level officials are expected to participate in the 3rd Annual Asia Pacific District Cooling conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. District cooling has taken Asia and Middle East by storm and is being promoted as a way of addressing energy shortages, energy demand and global warming. The DC industry is gaining traction in South-East Asia in the wake of increasing focus on sustainability and the ‘go green’ movement across the globe. There has been a call to the District Cooling industry to promote this feasible technology. The conference will focus on District Cooling becoming a sustainable and reliable technology in future. The honorary address will be delivered by Y.B Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, the Minister of Energy, Green Technology & Water, Malaysia. Mohd Sabri Zain, Managing Director, Tenaga Nasional Engineering Corporation (TNEC) will deliver the keynote presentation on the growth of DC projects in Asia Pacific. Tenaga Nasional Berhad is the Diamond Sponsor and SWEP and Alfa Laval are the Silver Sponsors for the event.
The highlight of the first day will be the strategic industry round-table: “Understanding the barriers & challenges to develop a strong foundation for DC implementation.” Noriyasu Maehara,P.Eng, General Manager, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan will be presenting on “New design concept for DCS plant for low CO2 Emission & higher performance.” Mitsubishi Heavy Industry is the Official Partner for Centrifugal Chiller. The post lunch session will include a joint presentation on the evaluation of DC as a feasible, affordable and attractive option for private developers, it will be presented by Anand Rohtagi and Anil Vijaychandran, Synergy Consulting Inc, India. It is essential for every investor to understand barriers & challenges to develop a strong foundation for DC. The second day will be opened by an address from Hsieh-Min Loy, Associate Director, Faithful + Gould, Singapore followed by an address by Klass Visser, Principal, KAV Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia, the CO2 Cooling Technology partner for the conference. The official DC Industry Partner is Keppel DHCS. David Sweet, CEO, World Alliance for Decentralised Energy USA, will address the delegates on global opportunities and challenges in Decentralised Energy, Natural Gas and District Cooling. There will be a session on “Sustainability and role of Certification” by Bridge Xue, Chief Representative, AHRI, China. It will be followed by a session on, “Optimal sizing and selection of plate heat exchangers in a district cooling network,” by Stefan Linde, Alfa Laval, Sweden. The highlight of second day will be the interactive panel discussion which will address Challenges faced by Operators. The conference is endorsed by Suruhanjaya Tenaga, Energy Commission, Malaysia. All delegates participating in the 3 day event will be awarded 10 CPD points. To honour the top District Cooling players in the industry Fleming Gulf in collaboration with ReEx Capital Asia is organising the District Cooling Award night on the first day of the conference. Awards will be presented in the following categories: DC Consultant/ Planner/ Developer Award, DC Manufacturer Award, DC Operator/ Asset Owner award and DC Innovation Award. The conference will conclude on the third day with a site visit to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (LOOP 1 & 2). The 3rd annual district cooling event is a must attend event for district cooling providers, master developers, master planners contractors, consultants & government stakeholders. The event is also sponsored by IAQ, Malaysia, the coffee break sponsor, Cryogel, the Official Thermal Energy partner, the promotional insert sponsors are Ricwil, Malaysia, Genius Cooling Tower and CRISTOPIA Thermal Energy Storage.