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What is Chilled Water? What is a District Cooling Service?

CHILLED WATER (OR DISTRICT COOLING) is a form of air-conditioning service where thermal energy from a central cooling plant is distributed through a pipe network for use to cool multiple buildings. This eliminates the need for separate systems in individual buildings leading to cost and operational efficiencies. The District Cooling Provider (DCP) pumps Chilled Water (between 4° and 7°C) through an air handler, which captures the heat from the air, then disperses the air throughout the area cooled. Chilled Water charges are split into two components, known as CAPACITY CHARGE and CONSUMPTION CHARGE.