Telangana Govt Partners With Tabreed For Asia's Largest District Cooling Project
The first project includes largest district cooling Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in Asia for Hyderabad Pharma City (HPC), where the company will develop 125,000 RT of district cooling plants and networks, investing up to USD 200 million to provide more sustainable long term cooling services
The government of Telangana has joined hands with Tabreed, one of the companies known for cooling utilities, to develop best in class cooling infrastructure for industrial and commercial parks in the state to reshape the cooling landscape in India.
The first project includes largest district cooling Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project in Asia for Hyderabad Pharma City (HPC), where the company will develop 125,000 RT of district cooling plants and networks, investing up to USD 200 million to provide more sustainable long term cooling services through a utility cooling as a service model for process cooling and storage requirements of industrial units.
Government of Telangana signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tabreed to explore district cooling infrastructure in existing and upcoming commercial districts of Cyberabad and other mixed use development areas which offer potential to reduce over 200 MW of peak electricity demand resulting in CO2 reduction of 18 million tons over a 30 year period while mitigating heat island effect that will further bolster Hyderabad’s position as one of the best cities to live and work in Asia.
The initiative will bring multi-fold benefits through integration of highly reliable solutions, superior cost-efficiency, and unprecedented economies of scale, resulting in 6,800 GWh of power savings and 41,600 mega litres of water savings, and paving the way for reduced greenhouse gas emissions by saving 6.2 million tons of CO2 over the project lifetime.
Speaking on the occasion, KT Rama Rao (KTR), Minister for Urban Development, Industries & Commerce and Information Technology Government of Telangana said, “As we embark on a journey towards a more sustainable future, we are delighted to partner with Tabreed, exemplifying Government of Telangana’s commitment to environmental stewardship through embracing innovative and implementable solutions. By prioritizing cooling as a key action area through cool roof policies and energy-efficient district cooling, we are shaping a greener and healthier environment for our communities by contributing significantly to our ambitious vision of making Telangana net-zero by 2047”.
Sudheer Perla, Country Head, Tabreed India said, "We are thrilled to be leading this transformation with the Government of Telangana. Through this MoU, we aim to showcase the benefits of district cooling to drive sustainable infrastructure development in the region and contribute to Telangana's vision of becoming a model for eco-friendly urbanisation.”
Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Chairman of Tabreed, said, "The collaboration between Tabreed and Government of Telangana represents a watershed moment in the evolution of sustainable infrastructure development. By bringing our expertise in district cooling to the world's largest net zero pharmaceutical cluster, we are not only shaping the future of the industrial clusters, but also setting a powerful precedent for environmental responsibility. Large-scale energy consumption towards cooling is one of the key drivers of greenhouse gas emissions and through this joint undertaking with Government of Telangana, Tabreed is proud to contribute to India’s journey in achieving Net Zero emissions, with Telangana at the forefront”.