District Cooling technology is environmentally friendly using 40 – 60 % less energy than conventional system. Qatar Cool’s systems in Qatar save 250 million kg of CO2 emissions annually. Noise pollution at the end user is significantly reduced as well.
District cooling reduces the cost of ownership in a property through the following factors.
Elimination of chillers, reduced number and capacity of transformers, reduced costs of internal power distribution and control panels, reduced costs of annual operation and maintenance, reduced power consumption and reduced building structure cost
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Contract Capacity: The capacity is the required chilled water "quantity" to handle the air conditioning load for the entire tower or premises. The developer dictates the required capacity in this case and Qatar Cool makes available such capacity through the central plants and a dedicated network to the premises. The capacity is measured by Tons of Refrigeration (TR), which is equal to 12,000 BTU per hour.
Service Commencement Date: This is the date the developer dictates for commencement of service. Based on the two points above Qatar Cool ensures that the capacity is available from one of its plants and that the development can be served from the distribution network. Inside the premises, Qatar Cool designs,plans and installs what is called an Energy Transfer Station (ETS). This is where the chilled water is supplied from the central plant to one side (primary side). On the secondary side (inside the tower) the developer distributes the capacity to individual units per the design requirements.
As mentioned above, each agreement is tailored to the development's specific requirements. For example the developer fee structure on The Pearl-Qatar for 2016 is as follows:
Connection Fee: QR2,000 per TR (This fee covers the cost of installed equipment in the premises. This is a one-time payment from the developer to Qatar Cool.
Capacity Fee: This is a two-part fee:
One-Time Capacity Fee: This is set at QR5,500 per TR. This fee covers part of the infrastructure to bring the chilled water to the premises. It is a one-time payment from the developer to Qatar Cool.
Annual Capacity Fee: QR779.61 per TR per year. This is an on-going fee over the life of the agreement and covers the operation, plant, network and ETS maintenance, upgrades, capital investment, insurance, and other administrative costs required for operating the district cooling plant. This fee is varied according to the Consumer General Price Index (CGPI).
Consumption Fee: This is set at QR0.2711 per TR-HR consumed. This is based on the actual energy meter reading. This fee covers the cost of the water, power and water treatment. It may change if the cost of the listed utilities increase or decrease.
Deposit: Qatar Cool requires a 3-month refundable deposit for the Annual Capacity and Consumption Fees. This will be refunded at the end of the term in case of there being no default in payment.
1.Annual Capacitycharge: A fixed charge billed periodically based on the cooling capacity allocated to the unit.
2.Consumption charges: A periodic charge billed to the unit owner based on the energy meter reading.
3.Other charges – Refer to ‘How are the agreements structured.
Capacity Fees: QR793.64 per TR per year
Consumption Fees: QR 0.2711 per TR-HR (based on usage)
Meter Maintenance Fee: QR 50 per month
Administrative Fee: QR 10 per month
Activation/Reconnection Fee: QR350
Refundable Deposit: Calculated based on cooling capacity allocated to the unit.
See table below:
Cooling Capacity (Ton)
Minimum Deposit (QR)
Greater than 0 – less than or equal 20
Greater than 20 – less than or equal 30
Greater than 30
The estimated fees for any residential unit can be calculated by multiplying the square meter of the unit by 5.5 QR.
So, 157 m2 X 5.5 QR = 863.50 QR is the estimation of the monthly cooling charges which includes recurring fees, consumption fees & meter maintenance & administration fees
Qatar Cool has a Customer Service Office located in Qatar Cool Plant (IDCP) on The Pearl-Qatar for your convenience. We encourage all our customers to visit the office with any enquiries they might have.
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