What is the agreement between Qatar Cool and developers?
The basic structure of the agreement is usually as follows: Contract Capacity: The capacity is the required chilled water “quantity” to handle the air conditioning load for the entire tower or premise. 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. Inside the premises, Qatar Cool installs what is called an Energy Transfer Station (ETS), 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. Qatar Cool and the developers enter into a long term agreement, usually for 20 years, to guarantee the proper supply of chilled water to the primary side of the ETS at the agreed capacity.