District cooling system is a well known and energy efficient technology adopted across the world. District cooling system has been implemented in India for the first time at Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City). The first phase of this District cooling system with a capacity of 10,000 TR is in operation since April 2015.
Keywords: GIFT City, District cooling, chilled distribution network, energy transfer station, stratified thermal energy storage tank, diversity factor, utility tunnel
About the Author: Gaurangkumar Patel completed his B.E. (Mechanical) in 2002 from B.V.M. Engineering College, Vallabh Vidya Nagar and M.E. (Mechanical) from L.D. Engineering College, Ahmedabad in 2009. He is working at GIFT City as Deputy General Manager (Mechanical). During his career of 14 years he has served various organizations designing infrastructure projects, high rise buildings, commercial buildings, residential building, pharmaceutical and other air conditioning applications.