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District cooling and district heat

Essentially, district cooling and heat is a community-based solution that already plays an important role in the sustainable energy sector – and will become even more important in future. It means that local cooling and heating systems meet local energy needs. Our QUANTUM Power fulfils these requirements with maximum energy efficiency and performance.

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For a sustainable future: district cooling and heating networks

District cooling and heating networks make life easier for you as an operating company, but also for consumers. The QUANTUM Power demonstrates its strengths in the megawatt range in particular. At these high ratings, the chiller is particularly energy-efficient and thus lowers energy costs. This improves economic performance, and the savings can be passed on to end consumers.

More advantages, more efficiency – more of everything

Why are district cooling and heating networks so groundbreaking? It’s quite simple: thanks to constant monitoring, they offer a stable, reliable energy supply and regional autonomy, unlike other energy industry solutions. At the same time, these technologies are constantly evolving and reducing carbon emissions, which means they help improve climate protection.


With a refrigeration capacity of up to 8,500 kilowatts, the QUANTUM Power is the perfect chiller for district cooling networks. Its compact and modular design allows it to adapt flexibly to any requirements and handle even the most complex on-site conditions. As well as the efficient design, maximum operational reliability and special features that all QUANTUM chillers share, the QUANTUM Power also offers the following three characteristics:

  • Maximum energy efficiency: Unbeatable in the megawatt range: the QUANTUM Power achieves especially high levels of energy efficiency at high ratings.
  • Innovative compressor design: The QUANTUM Power achieves a high EER under full load and part load thanks to its exceptional compressor design. In addition, the turbo machine suffers only minimal internal losses, while the ESEER remains at the same constant high value.
  • Comparatively low operating costs: In a district cooling network, the QUANTUM Power reaches its full potential. You save money thanks to lower energy costs in the megawatt range. This has a positive side effect: you can pass your savings directly on to your end consumers.


Would you like to learn more about the QUANTUM Power? You can find all the relevant information here: QUANTUM Power

District cooling: the climate control system of the future

The principle of district cooling is similar to that of district heat, but in the opposite direction. The QUANTUM Power cools water centrally and then distributes it to consumers via a pipeline system. There the water absorbs heat from the building climate control systems and returns it to the chiller via a second line. The cycle begins again.

This has the following advantages:

  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Lower emissions
  • Lower energy consumption
  • Lower space requirements


Many cities in Europe already use district cooling as an eco-friendly measure for climate control. As political pressure to find climate-friendly solutions increases, district cooling and district heat will become ever more important in future.

With ENGIE Refrigeration you are perfectly prepared for this situation, and you gain a partner who can advise you on all refrigeration and heating solutions.

‘District cooling and heating networks are the answer to current and future questions of sustainable energy management. They are social and help to curb climate change. Secure and constant monitoring of the networks guarantees a permanently reliable supply.’

Felipe Ruiz-Guerrero, Sales Engineer International at ENGIE Refrigeration

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