The DCS has enjoyed a distinct success with developers and cities wanting to implement an energy management and greenhouse gas emissions reduction policy. District cooling systems are therefore by nature infrastructures that are closely linked to urban communal or inter-communal development.
In Paris, with CLIMESPACE, chilled water is produced by refrigeration plants and distributed through pipes serving buildings outfitted with energy transfer stations. Each building consumes the amount of cooling energy required for its own needs. The DCS operates in a closed circuit with two conduits; one for conveying the 5°C chilled water to the users and the other for the return of 15°C water to the generation plants.