District cooling can reduce electricity demand and avoids peak power expenses.
A district cooling system allows the building owner to eliminate their on-site chiller operation and maintenance. In turn reduces the cost of their utilities, removes the need to operate and maintain chillers and replace chillers at the end of their life cycles.
Because of the high efficiencies that district cooling systems operate at and their ability to utilize inexpensive or waste energy sources, the building owners can expect more stability in their energy costs and carbon footprint in the future.
District cooling systems are built with standby cooling capacity to ensure that cooling is always available at the central plant. Overall, the reliability provided by a district cooling system is greater than most buildings can achieve individually.
The development of a district cooling system is a response to the need to provide energy for the future in a manner that is consistent with the need to protect our environment.
The production of cooling from a centralized facility allows for improvements in energy conservation, and the astute use of fuel sources are the most cost-effective ways available, to reduce atmospheric emissions, global warming, and the release of ozone depleting gases.
The underlying principles adopted for district energy are to provide a cost effective, reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly service which not only benefits the customer but also the public.