French energy company ENGIE Group today announced that it has launched the expanded facilities of its Megajana District Cooling System (DCS) to supply round-the-clock chilled water for air conditioning to Cyberjaya township’s data centres, malls and office towers in partnership with Pendinginan Megajana Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Cyberview Sdn Bhd.

With this new 2,000 RT electrical chiller and 20,000 RTh thermal energy storage, Megajana’s energy efficiency will improve by 5 percent. This expansion also raises the existing two district cooling plants to a total installed capacity of 14,000 RT chillers and 95,500 RTh of thermal storage, distributing monthly over 3.8 million RTh of chilled water to its 48 buildings customers through a 12km underground network.

Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President of ENGIE Group, said: “As Asia Pacific shifts into a new low-carbon energy model, clean energy innovations such as district cooling and heating networks will be crucial to support the region’s rapid economic growth in a sustainable manner. Our partnership with Pendinginan Megajana to expand Megajana’s district cooling network will help to promote Cyberjaya as a model for a sustainable green township.”

Dato’ Faris Yahaya, Managing Director, Cyberview said: “As the pioneer of district cooling system technology in Malaysia, we are delighted to partner with ENGIE to deliver innovative green technology and energy efficient solutions for Cyberjaya, a global tech hub and smart city that is embarking on a sustainable economic development journey, in line with the government’s aspiration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change.”

This 2017 facilities expansion, enabling a 5 percent energy efficiency gain, represents a reduction of 2.3 GWh(e) of power consumption or 1,160 tons of CO2 per year.

In accordance to the ratified Paris Agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 2030, Malaysia has pledged a 45 percent reduction in its greenhouse emissions by 2030, and cut 32 million tonnes of carbon emissions by 2020.