Knowledge Exchange Workshop District Cooling in New Administrative Capital

Cairo-Egypt: Under RCREEE On-demand capacity building program, RCREEE in cooperation with the National Agency for Energy Management (ANME), Administrative Capital For Urban Development ( ACUD ),  Egyptian Company for Energy & Cooling Project (Gascool), and Allied Consultants Ltd. are honored to organize the first virtual exchange mission between Egypt and Tunisia during on 1-2 February 2021.

The program aims to exchange experiences and knowledge in the field of district cooling systems, in light of the Egyptian pioneer experience with the first & largest central cooling plant in Egypt's new Administrative Capital. The plant is designed to secure energy supplies and a distinct environment in the new administrative capital. The plant represents a technological and economic paradigm shift, with a total cost of 2.3 billion pounds as a first stage. In its first stage, the plant will supply the government district ( located at the capital) with a cooling capacity of about 64,000 tons per hour under the supervision and implementation of the Cool Gas Company.

Over the course of two days, a unique and diversified mix of experts and speakers will provide a detailed presentation of the central cooling plant project in the New Administrative Capital. In addition, the legal and institutional frameworks regulating this sector will be presented along with the contractual stages, the main project challenges, and the financing mechanisms. The various sessions will allow the participating experts from Tunisia to get acquainted with the pioneering Egyptian experience in the field of cooling systems in new cities, especially the technical and contractual aspects.

Notably, the central cooling system in buildings plays a pivotal role in reducing structural, mechanical, and electrical costs. Additionally, it's a major space saver and spare capacity for central air conditioning and associated installations. In addition, the central cooling system contributes to reducing electrical loads, using simpler and less expensive equipment, as well as reducing construction investment.

The exchange mission and workshop were organized in response to the Republic of Tunisia request, which is one of RCREEE's founding member states. Since it's establishment in 2008, RCREEE has been active in engaging regional participants in various sustainable energy learning and development activities. These include workshops, knowledge exchange missions, seminars, training, and more. RCREEE also engages younger talents across the Arab region in a hands-on experience participating and supported gender mainstreaming in sustainable energy domains.

About the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)

RCREEE is an intergovernmental organization with diplomatic status that aims to enable and increase the adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices across pan-Arab countries. RCREEE is the official technical arm institution of both League of Arab State – Energy Department and Arab Ministerial Council for Electricity (AMCE).

RCREEE teams-up with governments, international organizations, IFIs and Private Sector via several forms of partnerships to initiate and lead clean energy policy dialogues, strategies, technologies, managing the facilitation of RE investment platforms and capacity development in order to increase Arab states’ share of tomorrow’s modern energy solutions.