8-9 November 2010, Doha, Qatar
The International District Energy Association (IDEA) will be conducting the Conference and Trade Show under the theme, ‘District cooling: greener building, smarter grid’, which emphasises how district cooling infrastructure can improve the end-use energy efficiency in customer buildings and reduce the economic and environmental strain on the regional power grid, in line with Qatar’s 2030 National Vision and Environmental Design programme, which seeks to harmonise economic growth, social development and environmental protection.
Qatar Cool is the Principal Host and sponsor of the event. A highlight for the host will be the inauguration of the world’s largest district cooling facility (the Pearl Qatar plant), on the evening of November 9.
The conference programme includes an industry leadership panel discussion; and a peer-topeer exchange summit, with primary focus on:
- Infrastructure master planning, design and development
- Plant operations and optimization strategies
- Work force training and industry cross-training initiatives
- Customer service and satisfaction A special focus of the event will be on global best practices – utility rate design and cost of service studies.