Telangana Government and Tabreed sign MoU to develop Asia's largest district cooling system

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Telangana Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tabreed, a cooling-as-a-service provider from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to develop Asia's largest District Cooling System (DCS) in Hyderabad.

An Overview of the News

  • Tabreed will invest US$200 million to build cooling infrastructure with a capacity of 125,000 refrigeration tons (RT) for Hyderabad Pharma City (HPC).

  • The project has been undertaken as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

District Cooling System (DCS):

  • DCS is an environment-friendly, energy-efficient, and cost-effective cooling method.

  • It involves a central chiller plant to cool water, which is then circulated through a closed-loop pipe network to cool industrial, commercial and residential buildings.

Environmental Goals:

  • This partnership is in line with Telangana's commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2047, contributing to a green and healthy environment.

Sustainable Infrastructure Development:

  • The collaboration between Tabreed and the Government of Telangana aims to reshape the landscape of sustainable infrastructure development.

  • Tabreed's expertise at DCS will set an example for environmental responsibility.

Additional MoU for Cyberabad:

  • The Telangana government has also signed an MoU with Tabreed to explore district cooling infrastructure in Cyberabad, Hyderabad, and other mixed-use development areas.

  • This initiative could potentially reduce electricity demand by more than 200 megawatts (MW) and result in an annual reduction of 18 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions over 30 years.

Economic and Environmental Benefits:

  • The project is expected to deliver multiple benefits including reliability, cost-efficiency, and economies of scale.

  • This will result in significant power savings of 6,800 gigawatt hours (GWh) and water savings of 41,600 megaliters.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions are estimated to be reduced by 6.2 million tonnes of CO2.

  • This initiative will transform cooling practices in the pharmaceutical industry, contributing to a cleaner and greener environment for bulk drug manufacturing facilities in Hyderabad.

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