- ADC actively participates in the Trigeneration Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
29 September 2013
The Kingdom Trigeneration Summit, first of its kind in the GCC, took place on 29 – 30 September 2013 in Riyadh, where ADC sponsored the event as an EPC Contractor, and its managing Director Khalil Issa participated as a speaker and in expert panels.
The use of Trigeneration technology is spreading throughout developed countries like Australia, UK, USA and some European countries. Trigeneration, also known as combined heat, power and cooling (CHPC), is the process by which waste heat produced by a co-generation plant is used to generate chilled water for air conditioning or refrigeration. Trigeneration is used in public and private institutions such as airports, offices, hotels, conference halls and industries, where they have a combined need of power, heating and cooling.
Looking at the spurt in demand for cooling and power in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, trigeneration can play a vital role in reducing energy requirement in the Kingdom. As temperatures can hit 50 degree Celsius during summer, trigeneration technology can utilize waste heat and provide solutions to meet the high refrigeration and cooling demand in the region which in turn can ease environmental impact by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Other obvious benefits include lowered power usage during peak summer demand, reduced fuel energy dependency and improvement in a building’s energy efficiency ratings.
Khalil Issa, Managing Director of ADC Energy Systems, who presented a paper on the use of an innovative tri-generation Turbine Inlet Air Cooling scheme for two power plants in KSA (Araar and Jouf), along with Eng. Ghaleb AbuSaa, Director of EN3 Solutions, noted: “We are pleased to be part of this event as we believe the industrial and power generation sectors of the Kingdom, are in need for engineered solutions that can be implemented by competent EPC contractors to help them with more efficient overall energy solutions.”