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Implementation of Energy and Power Saving Scheme in The Avenues Mall
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This paper presents the results on an energy audit and subsequent implementation of energy efficient operation and maintenance strategies between April 2008 and March 2009 in Phase 1 of the Avenues mall with total area of 170,000 m2. It has cooling production system with a capacity of 7200 RT and prior to energy audit, its peak power demand was close to 15 MW and annual energy consumption was 84000 MWh/y. Overall reductions of 9919 MWh/y in the annual energy consumption and 345 kW in peak power demand were achieved. The major contributors for the savings were time-of-day control for the air-handling units and lighting and optimization of chilled water flow. The project facilitated a benefit of 19838 KD/y to the Mabanee and company. More importantly, it achieved financial benefits to the Ministry of Electricity and Water of nearly 160,000 KD for reduction in power generation and transmission equipment cost and 372000 KD/y towards reduction in annual electricity subsidy in addition to an environmental benefit of reduction in CO2 emissions by 6940 t/y.
Al-Hadban, Y.; Maheshwari, G.; Al-Taqi, H. H.; Al-Nakib, D.; Alasseri, R. (2010). Implementation of Energy and Power Saving Scheme in The Avenues Mall. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from